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well after watching 1 dark film...and 1 somewhat dark/hopeful film...I was overwhelmed with a sense of darkness...and manifested it into a poem...like I usually do when I'm overwhelemed with an emotion...so here it is...now I'm not expecting you guys to like it...because no one likes feeling dark and gloomy...but at least tell me if this poem spoke out to you or something...thanks...

The Shadow

You’re a hopeless soul
sitting there watching
life going by
waiting and longing
for a miracle to appear
but instead receive nothing
just fantasies and illusions
of what once was and
what will never be
your heart is shattered
and you find yourself
not knowing what pieces
to pick up first
the path before you
is not as straightforward
as you planned it out to be
it twists and turns and yet
at times forms an endless circle
and you see no point
in continuing this cycle
there is no light
not even a strand of hope
for you to grasp
you are isolated
from everything
from everyone
everything you do and
everything you feel
you keep it locked away
for no one to see
as if you were dragon
guarding a wealthy treasure
but in fact what you keep
inside is anything but a treasure
you sacrifice your sanity
for the sake of others and
slowly let the poison within
take a hold of your heart
and you are unable to find a cure
your world and reality clash
inside your mind you try to escape
but it only drives you mad
nothing makes sense
nothing works out
alone in the darkness is
where you often find yourself
deprived of anything that is good
you wander through the depths
of your mind, body, and soul
seeking clarity as well as hope and
you come back empty
what do you strive on?
Is this really your existence?
Never knowing what it is like
to be touched by inspiration
to discover flaming courage and
finally have a voice
to step into the light and
not blend within with the shadows
to truly guard treasures
that are far more precious
than any gems on this Earth
to find yourself among others
who will always be at your side
to find peace and clarity within
yourself as well as within others
if only I could reach out to you
give you a glimpse of
what it is like on the other side
but you’re quickly falling
into a dark and deep abyss
in which no other soul
could ever reach you
I wonder if I’ll ever get
to see your face from
beyond the shadows
that have swallowed you whole
I truly mourn for you
you hopeless wandering soul


WOW. Most incredible writing, shows insight, depth, realism, and in touch. In some ways very mature writing, but at the same time a youthful questioning hopeful/hopelessness. Thank you for opening your soul for me to glimpse in.
Suggestion - reaching out to help, giving to others, volunteering, all are ways to help find yourself, and find the identity, soul, and a degree of meaning or at least value to this life. And please, continue to share your amazing poetry - so real. I am truly impressed. A hug to you.


thank you for taking the time to read it...at times I try to put myself in others' shoes...and eventually try to manifest the thoughts and emotions of others...and at times I take my past experiences and write about those...this is pretty much my past...and well I also wrote to touch those who are currently in this state...but i'm glad you enjoyed my poem...thank you for your insight...


It was good Jony just like most all of yours are. Keep em comming sO I can reading them. Good job Jony

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