Darkness Gone Bad

Darkness Gone Bad

They began
To compare their darkness
As if it were a treasure
To have been ripped to shreds
At one point in each
Of their lives
They began to
Take pride
In their darkness
Until it grew bigger and bigger
In between them
Fueled by their fears
Their doubts and their

When did it become
Such a great and marvelous thing
To have been bruised darker
To have been wounded deeper

We begin to love less those
Whose cuts are shallower?
Those whose bruises are healing?

Are we so afraid of our own scars?
That we turn them into
Our sources of pride?

So afraid to cry?
So afraid to need anyone
Or anything?

But you need and you look
And you beg in your dreams
In your dreams you fly and you flee

But when you wake up
Why do you hide it all?

Copyright © 2013 "All Things Lit Like Fireflies" C. JoyBell C. All rights reserved.


  1. (Sigh) Only in dreams are we truly ourselves...

  2. Hi there!
    I had to post it on my blog this poem. I didn't wanted to be so direct you know? so no one could just barge into me with questions. anyway i HOPE the person gets it. Just letting out a few thoughts to you. Feel free to read it. IT's basically pictures i like and poems and quotes. I never take credits when they are on the pics. and always tell ppl i am interested in using that on my blog. Hope you don't mind and if there's any comment you want to make pls write me. Thanks for reading.



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