Dark and Light

June 1, 2010
By OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch


I am the lonely darkness and arrogant light

I wonder when the brightness will conquer the crawling black
I hear the emptiness crying
I see it creeping towards the glow
I want them to embrace and share
I am the lonely darkness and arrogant light

I pretend they understand each other
I feel their deep reluctance to change
I touch the tender borders

I worry they can’t fare together
I cry that I may never know their fate
I am the lonely darkness and arrogant light

I understand their eternal feud
I say it doesn’t make a whit of sense
I dream that their enmity culminates in blood
I try to protect each from the other
I hope one day they will exist as one
I am the lonely darkness and arrogant light


The author's comments:
This piece doesn't only describe me, but the struggle within all human beings. Also, I tried to change this up a bit. Usually light is pictured as the good guy, but I like to make things fair.

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on Aug. 16 2010 at 4:58 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks! I always believe that light is portrayed to grandly, and darkness to poorly, so in this poem it's a bit switched around.

riley... GOLD said...
on Aug. 16 2010 at 4:51 pm
riley... GOLD, Yakima, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"i became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." edgar allen poe.

i quite enjoyed this poem. calling the light arrogant was brilliant. nice job :)

on Jul. 10 2010 at 9:59 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks! I try to be as expressive and honest in my writing as possible.

on Jul. 10 2010 at 9:21 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

I really liked this. In my mind, while reading this, I kept seeing the splash of both extremes trying to engulf the other. I also like how you open up about yourself. The best writers aren't afraid to tell the truth. Really, amazing job.

on Jul. 6 2010 at 10:48 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  Yeah, I was kind of tired of the light always being the good guy and the dark always being the bad guy, so I sort of switched them.

toflyaway said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 10:43 pm
toflyaway, Melbourne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You're Bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are" -Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Great imagery! Really interesting. It's great that you kinda took a different spin on things, unique writing is always what makes a great writer :)

on Jul. 6 2010 at 5:26 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  I think it's unfair how the light is always pictured as the good guy, and the darkness as bad, so in this poem, I switched it up.

Just wondering--do you think you could possibly check out the novel I've posted on here, Red as Coals, Black as Night?


on Jul. 6 2010 at 5:22 pm
--LoveHappens--, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"A friend is someone who knows you, but loves you anyway"

I like how you used arrogance to describe light and loneliness to describe darkness. It is very interesting but great job

on Jul. 4 2010 at 10:37 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

No problem:)Thanks for commenting.  I actually had to write this for school, it's nice to know that it's decent.  And as for the lonely darkness--I've always thought of how unfair it is that the light is pictured as so good while the darkness is evil, so in my poem it's the arrogant light and the lonely darkness.

on Jul. 4 2010 at 8:53 pm
Drown_Me_In_Blue DIAMOND, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Labels? Okay, fine. I'm bisensual. Heteroflexible. And life-curious. That about covers it. ~Morgan Torva

I really like this, especially how the dark is see as so lonely. That's the feeling I always get, so it's nice to find someone who shares my views. You have to keep writing!

Thanks for the comment, too! :)



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