The Darkness

 

The Darkness

by Christinia

If only it were so simple,
to cruise through life smelling roses;
but the obstacles blacken the countryside,
and we unwittingly crush them beneath our boots.
Dreams sustain us through the madness;
goals give a finish line to our race.
Yet they change with every turn, around every wall,
and remain elusive throughout the quest.
Mistakes are made, and regrets are our luggage;
we will drag them with us to slow us down.
The victories are flashes of light, sudden and unlasting, which allow us
to glimpse the road ahead before darkness descends.
Love is bitter, yet it is the bread that keeps us.
Over and over it fills us up, only to starve us.
The people whom we love shape our destinies and our strengths,
yet leave us cold and alone in the darkness.
There are others trying to race to the end;
occasionally, we bump into one or two.
The bonds we form help us down the path less lonely
but eventually, we lose each other in the darkness.
Alone is not a bad way to be;
it clears your head and focuses you on the journey.
Cherish the short intervals during the quest you have with others,
but be prepared to walk alone in the darkness.

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34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 16:59:16

    l think l\’m gonna go kill myself now. . .

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  2. Tracey
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 17:06:19

    A depressed person wrote this. We tend to be surrounded with those who are like us – depressed people find others who are depressed. But not everyone is depressed. And those who are so, not all the time. Depressed people perceive life\’s journey to be dark and lonely.Alone may be true for all of us to one extent or another. But perceiving the road as dark is not.

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  3. Brett
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 17:28:15

    If only it were so simple,to cruise through life smelling roses,. . . . . nice in theory,but even roses needs some sh&t to help them grow,just as we have to go through it sometime.Life isn\’t about what is wrong,it\’s about what we choose.We can choose to be happy,or sad,good or evil,etc. . . everything has two sides,and sometimes it\’s hard to choose.As for luggage,that\’s a choice an individual makes,I choose to allow others to help carry mine,and I in turn will help them carry theirs.What ever you focus on good or bad,you\’ll get back.Didn\’t someone once say,"You reap what you so ",but then again,what do I know,I\’m an imaginary pig on Spaces.Peace.~ Piggy ~

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  4. Amy
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:24:06

    "and I in turn will help carry them…" ::amy jumping in Piggys arms…:: Lets go!!

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  5. Duckie
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:31:22

    Whew!!! That was rough. I agree with Tracey. One year my happily married college roommate was preparing to begin another year of teaching and I could hear over the phone just how frantic she sounded from Upper State NY. I got on the phone and sent her a dozen long stem roses with a card that read "STOP and smell the roses." She did understand what I was trying to do for her and she shared her roses with many. Her husband called me on the sly to say thank you. I told him I know her all too well from living with her for 4 years. Just that gesture made her load seem lighter.

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  6. Rhonda
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:39:21

    Sorry guys, I\’m just not myself right now and right or wrong, darkness is what I see and feel right now.

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  7. Gill.
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:45:57

    Dont worry Rhonda. I think most of us have been there and experienced this feeling sometimes in our lives. Remember there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever it is you are feeling will pass. Hugs Gill. xx

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  8. Carol
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:56:38

    I hope you\’ll be feeling better soon Rhonda. We all go through these emty feelings in our lives at one time or another. Hopefully tomorrow will be better for you, Hugs

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  9. «»Vosje«»
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 18:59:54

    Thinking on you Rhonda and send you good vibes from Holland ,,, Everybody is lone sometimes ,,, Huggie Benona

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  10. Sue
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 19:02:12

    RhondaPlease know we are here for you and that we are all thinking of you,Stay strong Rhonda, look for the light, it there waitingThinking of youTake careSue

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  11. Tracey
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 19:07:05

    l\’m depressed right now. Which is perhaps why l had a bit of a kneejerk reaction to the depressing poem. l\’m sorry Rhonda, and YOU do not need to apologize for posting something about how you feel.l hope things improve for you sweetie (((HUGS)))l know you\’re isolated where you are living right now – it\’s important that you come here and be yourself, up or down.

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  12. Brett
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 19:09:13

    :: Tapping Rhonda on shoulder :: Are vous wearing sunglasses ? Hope you get outta your funk soon.Peace.~ Piggy ~

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  13. Touch
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 19:40:38

    The lows we all go through sure make the highs seem all that more special don\’t they? Love to you and Emma.

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  14. Harmony
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 19:53:16

    I\’m sorry to hear you\’re feeling down right now Rhonda. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Hugs, Robyn

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  15. m60a3
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 20:03:45

    Rhonda my dear friend I feel and see the unrelenting pain and anguish, but I am going to write anothe poem for you. You know me well enough when the words come into my head I have no choice but to pick up the pen. May He that has no Name send you His brightness to light your way.Peace to You and EmmaMark

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  16. m60a3
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 20:06:01

    Oh one more thing can you hook me up with Christina, her writing style fits us don\’t you think I wonder if she would be interested in collaboration?PeaceMark

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  17. Jun 03, 2009 @ 20:42:57

    Darkness is not darkness, it\’s just the absence of light. Good for you Rhonda… being true to yourself, writing precisely what you mean and feel. On life\’s journey we do come across bumps in the road. Without a voice, healing can not come. You have used your voice and it\’s marvellous! You came to share YOUR honest feelings with your friends. And as you said, right or wrong that is how you feel. There is no right or wrong because this is what you feel and your \’true\’ friends will be their stretching out their arms and hands to hold your hands and guide you back with love and care to the light.You will never be alone…God bless you.Gentle Hugs, love and care! Kerrie xoxo

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  18. Here I Am
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 20:59:05

    I too feel the darkness sometimes and wish to express it. Sometimes I do in very small ways in my blogs. But to let it out and not be afraid of it. In darkness you can learn to see better then those who go thru life with rose colored glasses. But let the light cast again so that depths of your black thoughts may guide you to new understandings in life. You can only understand all if you have felt all. Let the hand of light reach down and pull you up when you are ready… Big Warm Hug my friend… Carrie

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  19. Cheryll
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 21:19:28

    It\’s easy to see the darkness. The trick is to find the light and to dance in it.

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  20. Lisa ♥
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 23:00:18

    Life can be Simple at times or complex. We need to look for the very small things that bring us happiness and sometimes it gets me from one side to the other. I believe this to be so true. In the darkest places in my Heart when Im knocked to my Knees . Look at the small things and that effect just keeps on going at times. The Process is hard the road can be rough. Thinking about you., With Love and HugsLisa

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  21. Joe
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 01:04:53

    I\’ve walked times in my life where there was only clouds to my thin silver lining but each time that I thought the sun would never rise again it does. Over and over again I\’ve found that faith is my ground. People fail, I fail but God never fails. The trick is to see today as not our whole life but just today. I\’ve been listening to Nikki Sixx\’s album with his band Sixx AM called: The Heroin Diaries. He clearly talks of the horrors of that addiction and what it\’s like to die…he literally died of an OD of heroin but through all that darkness there\’s a song called "Life is Beautiful". That and another song called Van Nuys touches me to the core…I\’ve never hit that rock bottom because each time I find myself broken and alone I\’m not alone after all. Maybe sometime I can send those songs your way but regardless of that I and so many others do stand with you and care about you, you aren\’t alone.

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  22. Rhonda
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 01:10:57

    Thanks you all my wonderful friends for reminding me that I\’m not alone…all of you mean so very much to me.

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  23. freckles
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 01:39:40

    what lovely words, and so right,however please don\’t be too sad, there are good bits to enjoy too ~x~

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  24. Kuskulana
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 02:28:46

    Mistakes are lessons to be learned.My two cents,Hugs from Aaska

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  25. Captain
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 02:50:44

    WOW! Lots of deep, well contemplated thoughts here Rhonda! I actually long to be alone myself. There\’s always so much obligation to those around us, it\’s very easy to get caught up in the madding crowd and so easily loose track of just what it was you were pursuing in the first place. In the long run though, it\’s a humbling experience to tend to others, and one of the most regretable to some at times I suppose. However, the easiest roads are less strengthening I find, and perhaps even more delusional… What I\’m trying to say is: \’I don\’t know what the H*!! I\’m talking about!\’:Q xxx

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  26. Princess
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:38:52

    Yo Rhonda, Good poem, thought provoking. I hope u can see a ray of light soon & soon find urself bathed in it, sending Positive Vibes ur way, Big Hugs, Luv PF XXX

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  27. Curtis
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 04:57:29

    Darkness is half our lives. We just have to keep looking to light. Hugs to you friend

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  28. catamaran
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 06:19:56

    Dear Rhonda,faith,hope and love are 3 words that make life meaningful…big hugs Dorthy.

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  29. nita
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 07:10:00

    hi rhonda, relate to a lot of your poem, but agree with me in prayer now, god is light, jesus is our saviour, we dont belong in the darkness, there is light at the end of the tunnel for both of us and our families. to our lord the great physician and healer we lift ourselves and our familes. to god be the glory, amen.

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  30. Sue
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 10:11:43

    Gee, that sounds so sad—alone can be quite fulfilling too.

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  31. Angel eyes
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 13:00:01

    tough but alone can be refreshing i understand angel eyes

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  32. Happy
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 20:30:27

    Beautiful in its honesty. We all feel that alone isolation and good that others can express how tough the challenge of this part of the human experience. Love some of the images, like \’we crush beneath our boots\’ and \’regrets…our luggage\’. Also a tough reminder that there are times we do need to understand we will face very difficult times alone which does make it more so that there are times when others will offer comfort, solace and support. Thank you for sharing Rhonda and I send blessings and a {Hug} to you today.

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  33. Barbara
    Jun 06, 2009 @ 00:52:10

    Hiya Rhonda, sorry to hear you are down in the dumps, but you don\’t always have to be upbeat and positive, your allowed ya know. What I get from this poem is heartache and sadness. Sometimes we are alone, even though we have friends and family around who care and love us. It is when a heart breaks we feel so alone, that no one else can know our pain. The feeling is from within and no one can change that for the moment that we feel it..Take care Rhonda,Barbie

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  34. Cynical
    Jun 06, 2009 @ 07:46:53

    I understand the feelings expressed in the poem. Alone can be OK, but loneliness is harder when we are suffering. Wishing you well.Peace, Doc

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