Look Past the Shadow of Darkness

May 31, 2012
A black sky around heavy gray clouds,
With endless rain as your picture back round;

Depression as your best friend, With a horror story that will never end.

And fear as your beloved bride;
With your best man, death by your side;

You ask me can it get any worse?
But then answer your own question and say no of course.

So I nod my head to agree
For the answer hit my heart deeply.

I take a deep breath to tell you how I feel
For there’s a truth that your missing that must be unsealed;

I look you straight in the eyes
As you start to cry.
And I realize this is it!
Here’s the chance to get him out of this pit!

“The sky is black, I do agree.
But only during the night, when you should be asleep.

Yes, there are heavy gray clouds, but only before a storm.
After that there is sunshine! where a rainbow takes form.

And depression may be your best friend,
But in reality don't friendships always tend to come to an end?

And if that horror story is endless,
Grab a new book, where love is ageless!

And if you have a wedding with someone like fear;
I assure you she will be too afraid to even appear.

And if death is truly by your side
Well then, here’s a Bible, hold it with much pride.”

He was speechless, as he took the Bible and starred at it amazed.
Then said to me with his voice unfazed.

“I think I may have found something deeper then what you enticed.

Jessica as of today I have found Jesus Christ.”

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Jay-Wolf said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Thank you, often I feel like the boy, I belive all these things but I'm a realist and right now the sky's are datk soon I belive day will come. Till then I will be a light draining my energy for others to enjoy the vista.
Apollo77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm
I love the story in this and i love how seemlessly you combine the story and the meaning into such a cool rhyme scheme...a couple of your rhymes dont work for me, like endless and ageless, but thats just me...so creative and you pulled it off so perfectly!
Artemisia said...
Jun. 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
This is deep. I like it. It made me think, you know? It took a couple reads to really grasp the story, in a good way: it made me really try to explore the meaning of the ballad. There are a couple spelling errors in here, but otherwise, really nice job.
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