The depths of darkness creep inside
As the light grows dim by your side
Its hard to know what to do
When the darkness changes hue

It goes from light to very dark
You can’t even see a little spark.
The darkness makes you want to weep
But even then, you still can’t sleep.

Now you can appreciate the light
Even when it wasn’t bright.
You wish now you had it back
Now its really getting black.

You are really getting weary now
Sitting and wondering how
To get the light to come back.
Maybe you have lost the knack.

Is it darkness in your soul
Maybe something the devil stole?
What do you do now that you know
That you are reaping the seeds you sow?

Can you turn your life around?
Or are you too far down?
Finally blissful sleep so deep
And still you find that you weep.

Ah, to wake and find it just a dream
And you see the light really beam
You know God is by your side
And to think you could have died.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

1 thought on “Darkness

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    I found this to be a very mordant work , which given the poem’s subject matter came as no surprise.I often associate Jan’s poetry with musical accompaniment of some sort,and although handled well for the most part,the poem left me rather in mind of the opening chords of Beethoven’s Fifth.

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