A Poem called "Darkness"

Updated on March 17, 2020
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Art credit: shin-himatomora.deviantart.com

Darkness ~

Smoke so thick I can hardly breathe in this void
I stumble as I walk through the mist, moist, cold.
And destiny drinks my blood like a glass of wine.

Excruciating agony as I struggle to grasp my pain
Just like death, life is in vain.
And I feel shivers down my spine.

In it, dim light in a lantern of black gold
The core of light is a soul anciently old.
And the soul is mine.

In my back countless daggers
Of friends' and foes' design to strike like hammers.
And a thousand cuts burn me down just fine.

Mine, an endless sea of grief and rage
Yet I persist; refuse to live in a cage.
And I will always hold the front line.

In it, my ability to love.
Despite all odds, I'm flying above.
And the feeling is divine.

- A Poet in Attempt

~ About the Poem

This is essentially a self-made poem, created with one main cause: representation of my own everyday fight. Ever since I was old enough to remember, I've struggled, dancing on a thin wire between the light and the dark. At least two hundred feet above the ground, without a safety belt, without a partner. And every day, I'd have to look into the dark and unknown, painful and terrorizing. Every day, I'd have to find my way towards the light.

To find my way to shine, even when I feel it's worthless, even if it makes no sense at all. Day after day, after day, and after day.

I've never been able to express constant war inside of me, between the feeling of hopelessness and feeling of exhilaration; everything inside of me contradicts one another in a way that makes it impossible to put into words. Grief and happiness, heart and mind, tears and laugh, everything good and everything bad in this world.

This poem is an attempt to do so in an acceptable way.

This poem is a process I go through every single day of my life.

And maybe there are people out there who are able to understand it. Maybe someone can find a meaning.

© 2020 Ivana Divac


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    • Creative Venture profile image


      3 weeks ago from India

    • Ivana Divac profile imageAUTHOR

      Ivana Divac 

      2 months ago from Serbia

      Thank you, Αλέξανδρος.

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      Αλέξανδρος Μεταξάς 

      2 months ago

      This poem managed to leave me speechless

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      4 months ago

      There is no light without darkness, and there is no darkness without light. Such a great poem!

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      This is the link to where I shared your poem.


    • Ivana Divac profile imageAUTHOR

      Ivana Divac 

      4 months ago from Serbia

      Thank you again, everyone! All these comments are priceless to me.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      I absolutely love your words.

      You have an amazing gift.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Margaret Pan 

      4 months ago from Athens

      There is no light without the darkness and no good without evil. I try to remeber that every day. Keep on fighting, Ivana! You crafted a great poem!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      4 months ago from Corona, CA

      Wow, and though nothing more need be said than "Wow" to express my profound amazement with this poem, I'd like to say thank you for sharing your inner world. It is always comforting to know your plight is shared by others, and though this poem is dark I find it comforting.

      Keep up your fight, and don't give up. You're an inspiration to us.

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 months ago from UK

      Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts and turmoil through this poem.

    • Ivana Divac profile imageAUTHOR

      Ivana Divac 

      4 months ago from Serbia

      Thank you, everyone, for your kind words! This means a world to me.

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      Tery Peta 

      4 months ago from Bulgaria

      You are so brave to share this. Great piece!

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      Tiyasha Maitra 

      5 months ago from Gurgaon

      This is a beautifully written piece. I can relate to the subject quite closely. A never-ending struggle between two sides and a constant effort to dig out our way from darkness into light. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 months ago

      There is a real sense of struggle within the lines of this poem Ivana and yet tremendous courage. Powerful and thought provoking.

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      5 months ago



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