The Night Will Be Black and White

November 17, 2017
By ADayInTheLife BRONZE, Christiansburg, Virginia
ADayInTheLife BRONZE, Christiansburg, Virginia
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Don’t wait up for me this evening
For the night will be black and white
Though looks can be deceiving
Words grab hold for dear life

The friends I collect
I keep in a neat box
Their thoughts and beliefs
Make sure it is locked
Together within
We are together alone
And if one escapes
It will find a clone

For these friends of mine
Remain in my head
I have no choice
But to hear what they’ve said
The voices multiply
And my collection grows
Of friends and acquaintances
No one else knows

Don’t wait up for me this evening
For the night will be black and white
The voices keep me from leaving
And there is no end in sight
 


The author's comments:

This poem is written from the point of view from someone suffering from schizophrenia. The topic of mental health used in the poem takes inspiration from the French poet Gerard de Nerval, who committed suicide and left a suicide note that only said, "Don't wait up for me this evening, for the night will be black and white." This was the main inspiration for the poem.


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