Standing in the dark

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I ‘m standing alone in the dark
Waiting for you to light the spark.
To ignite the flame,
You will have to take the blame.
No one will believe I was there,
You will start to shred and tear.
Black is dark and white is pure
You’re the disease and I’m the cure.


You’re standing there in the dark
Waiting for me to light the spark
I will never ignite the flame,
And who’s to say that I’m to blame
This is because you start to fear
In the dark I shed a tear
I’m not dark and you’re not pure
I’m not a disease, you’re never a cure.





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WhingsOfAnOutcast said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 10:46 am
well I disagree with being racist but I mean the sad truth of it is that racist people view others like that
 
WhingsOfAnOutcast replied...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 11:36 am
errr this comment my sis left......don't know why but sorry DX
 
WhingsOfAnOutcast said...
Sept. 24, 2010 at 10:09 am
I really like this. its different from alot of poems I've read. I didn't realize it was written from 2 different views at first though. I love it!
 
KICK3593 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Your poem is awfully bleak to the end. I don't know, I guess that your preface just disagrees a little with my ideas. I believe in a universal sort of prejudice. You can disagree, of course, but I mean, everyone's different! My philosophy is to be accepting but in another way not accepting. I guess accepting in a social way, and not accepting in an individualistic kind of way (And hence, I don't believe in marriage!).
 
teenage_dirtbag replied...
Sept. 22, 2010 at 3:31 am
i think your'e wrong. this is the best poem in the world.
 
ZAVERY said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm
I really like how this is from two prespectives, which took a bit of time to realize. Nice work!
 
Katherine93 replied...
Apr. 28, 2010 at 5:35 am

thanks! I thought when i was writing it, that it would be good to try and be open - minded about what i was writing but i suppose i'm being quite biased against my own race here..... but at the end of the day, i see more racism coming from white people than black because idiotic people feel the need to share their nasty thoughts with me despite the warnings that i will hit them ... lol....

again thanks ;p

 
Imagination! said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 3:34 am
Ummm... Just in case there is any confusion here, stanza one is from the perspective of a white person, whereas stanza two is from the perspective of a black person. Thought I'd shed some light on this.. :)
 
vampluv11 said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm
yesh, i get to reply after all this time! (thnx fer replying to mine, btw..)
i loved the line "Black is dark and white is pure
You’re the disease and I’m the cure."
i loved the whole thing!
 
Katherine93 replied...
May 17, 2010 at 4:02 am
thankyou! :)
 
Imagination! said...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:06 am
any comments on how to improve would be fab thanks!
 
Imagination! said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 6:18 am
computer is f****d up.....
 
Imagination! said...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 4:20 am
love that picture.....
 
Imagination! replied...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 5:42 am
not at 4:20 am damn it!
 
aydenblack This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Very nice
Good Imagery :]
 
Katherine93 replied...
May 17, 2010 at 4:03 am
thankyou! :)
 
baxy222 said...
Nov. 20, 2009 at 8:20 am
this is a great poem which I helped you write (I know the author and she said im allowed to say it) but yeah its still great
 
Imagination! replied...
Jan. 11, 2010 at 4:19 am
oh i did NOT reply to your comment at 5:28 am- what a load of poo. >:(
 
Imagination! replied...
Jan. 20, 2010 at 5:43 am
an that wasn't at 4:19 am this computer is f****d up >[
 
Imagination! replied...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:28 am
lol you make me laugh, frube!
 
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