Eternal Night

January 31, 2010
The jagged rays of light break through my black curtains.
I stay curled in bed, afraid.
I try to stop them
I try to block them.
I'm afraid of the light
The brightness
I pretend I'm not, I pretend it doesn't scare me
But inside
I'm terrified.
I can't escape, it's everywhere.
It's haunting me.
Darkness coats the world.
It hides the tears pricking at my eyes.
They burn. They long to be free.
But no.
I can't let them. I wont.
They're my weakness. My shame.
They prove that I'm afraid
The darkness feels good here.
Another day is about to begin
Another nightmare
It scares me. I don't want to face it.
Look out my window.
You'll see why.
Eternal Night.
I'm safe now. I no longer am afraid.
I escaped.
I never again will have to deal
with the madness of reality.
Its all a distant dream now.

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StrangeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm
Very nice. I like the beginning especially, and I like that you didn't make it rhyme. Too many good poems on this site are ruined by forced rhyming. :P Oh, and you win a virtual high-five for being a Florence + the Machine fan. :D
Anabela said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 9:21 am
Great poem.... Does it relate to one of your other peoms? I really like to read your work, it touches me. thanks again
Rynne This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Thank you! I suppose they're all sort of related in a way, depending on my mood sometimes I can write out several poems at one time
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