Darkened room

There's a darkness in my veins,

I hadn't noticed before.

as I stare at my hands,

I feel so lost, unsure.

I must have stared for hours,

for when I did look up.

I saw the dark before me.

encircling you, my love.

years had passed, a decade.

a time that I had lost.

and I began to panic,

and the dark settled as a fog.

It caressed you with its shadows,

Brushed you with its sin.

and as it danced around you,

I began to break within.

you had been my one light.

my strong and faithful rock.

and now you danced with shadows.

as if only to mock'

to mock that I had loved you.

and given you my heart,

and though it pains me dearly.

I know that we must part.

so I get up and leave thee,

in that darkened room.

and hope that you'll return to me.

and come after me soon.

I know that it won't happen,

for I knew you chose your path.

but a part of me will always hope,

that you'll come running back. 


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741