I Found My Light Through My Darkside. (Prose & Poetry)
An Explanation Of My Darkside
If you have ever read any of my poetry, you know that I have written quite a few poems about my dark-side. However, what I try to do every time I write my thoughts out about being a dark personality type, is to make clear how I got this way by explaining my story before you read my poem; much like I am trying to do now.
Through all of this, I have received a certain amount of pessimistic feedback along the way, accompanied with some very generous understandings, and also some whom have tried to find a way to bring me completely into the light. This always ends up with me unfailingly trying to explain why I do not look at my dark-side as being negative. I continuously try to express how it has come to be more of a positive part of my life now. It is who I am. It is with thanks to all these lessons that I have learned from living in sad times, that have, thankfully, shown me the light on many things. I now know the beauty of being kind to one another from my dark days of being unfairly treated. I’m aware of differences but see the reason God chose to make us all individuals in looks, color, and religion by people who out-casted me through the years and made me feel an unworthy part of the world. I see my whole life now as my specific test, he has given me.
My lord has made me dark in hopes that I would take that path of seeing the light, and I have done this. Therefore, I will never be able to shed my dark-side. And even though I still, on most days, may look dark in my appearance, and even have sad times, I share my dark-side now with the light, there is a light that shines inside of me. It, I hope, shines through the poetry I write, the friendships I’ve made, and the values I teach my children. It is my wish that some who have experienced a similar life of darkness, and maybe cannot see a purpose for it, may come across my poetry and realize there are more of us. I hope I can share how to embrace the dark-side, and use it to find that light inside of themselves as well. This is my mission. This is my hope.
How This Particular Song Inspired Me
Today, I became extremely ecstatic when I come across a song of “The Red Hot Chili Peppers” that I have never heard before. It’s entitled “Dark Necessities.” I believe it is their first single off their new album entitled, “The Getaway.”
I listened to this song, and I could not believe the way it moved me. It was like I just knew this was me. This is what I’m trying to convey to the world about myself, and the people like me. After the song was over, I looked up a video of the lead singer “Anthony Kiedis” describing how he came upon the lyrics and the meaning behind the song, and then I got even more excited. I thought to myself; he gets it. He is like me, and that thrilled me on several different levels. First, because I am and have always been a tremendous fan of this group since I was a teenager, and second, because Anthony, I felt, was actually like me!! I mean how else could he write those lyrics and not be. Can you believe it? Then, I realized why I’ve related to their music so much through the years. It was a great feeling. Pretty much like a teenager that gets to meet their idol and realizes they have something in common. Of course, I will not meet “The Red Hot Chili Peppers,” but I can say my light has shown just a little brighter today, because I, again, have found a way to relate my dark-side to a certain group and music I’ve always loved.
Anthony Kiedis Talking About The Single "Dark Necessities"
Complete Album To Be Released June 17, 2016 "THE GETAWAY"
The Reason I Wrote About My Darkside Today
This was my inspiration to write this article, and my simple poem about people who possess a dark-side. I hope it brings more understanding to those who are misunderstood. Please listen to the song and the interview video that I have posted. They are an important piece of this hub. Thank you all for reading my thoughts. I appreciate it more than you know. I wish all peace, love, and light at the end of a dark tunnel.
The Light of Our Darkside
Having a dark-side is sometimes not
what it seems…
it could just mean a person may have
dealt with sad things.
Deep inside a hidden box of tales of a
held hostage from memories of
betrayal and loss.
Misunderstood so most do not try to
why some of us shut some things
We wear black because it represents
the life in which we’ve known…
it’s our signature color, how can that
Maybe it’s just the way we express
the art of a hard life...
we learn to express it in that way,
like a ghost searching for light.
However, that doesn’t mean, we don’t
have a heart…
yet it is our dark-side that
will continue to set us apart.
So see us as evil if you are so
but I would be willing to bet
you don’t know our kind.
Are You Dark, Light, or Both?
Do You Know Who You Are? Introduce Yourself.
© 2016 Missy Smith