I Found My Light Through My Darkside. (Prose & Poetry)


An Explanation Of My Darkside

© 2016 Missy Smith

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.”

Anthony Kiedis Talking About The Single "Dark Necessities"

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.

Complete Album To Be Released June 17, 2016 "THE GETAWAY"

First single off "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" album "The Getaway"
First single off "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" album "The Getaway" | Source

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.

Are You Dark, Light, or Both?

  • I'm a bit of both, so I'm misunderstood for the most part. Although, I try to show my light too.
  • I don't really know how I perceive myself or how others perceive me quite frankly. I don't know.
  • I'm introverted and am very humble. So, I believe I would be dark.
  • I'm extremely extroverted and have had good luck most of my life. I am light.
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The Light of Our Darkside

© 2016 Missy Smith

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

life distraught…

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

be wrong?

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.

Do You Know Who You Are? Introduce Yourself.

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Jodah 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

Missy, I love the song "Dark Necessities" and what a coincidence you connected so closely with it and it's singer Anthony Kiedis. This would be the best song (in my opinion) the Red Hot Chili Peppers have done. Love the hub and your poetry as always. I get you, as you know. I also have a dark and secretive side that many don't see, but it comes out in my poetry at times. Great job. Love the new pics. You and your daughter..stunning.

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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

You go, girl! Missy, I am at my best when I write about the dark side of my nature and the dark side of society. That's where I tap into the human emotions I need to be a good writer. I think, inherently, I'm a darker person than I am a lighter one...and today I'm fine with that. It is who I am. Anyway, I love this.

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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

When we share our emotions with others it is a help to us. I liked the way you are dealing with this my friend. Well done.whonu

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Missy Smith 4 months ago from Florida Author

Thanks for all the sweet comments here, John. It was indeed such a coincidence. I listened to this song, and instantly I felt a connection with it. I thought I had to be interpreting it correctly, so just to make sure I was absolutely precise about what the song made me feel; I looked up an interview with Anthony Kiedis knowing that bands will sit down for interviews when something new comes out. I was right about that and correct about the meaning of this song, which made me elated. I have tried so hard through my poetry to explain just what I felt and now knew truly what the song stood for, and I knew I could explain who I was even better through drawing off of it for this latest hub and poem. I think...I hope, others who are similar in personality to me will love it and my poetry just as much as I do. I am so glad you did. :)

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Missy Smith 4 months ago from Florida Author

Hey Bill, I'm so glad you said that, because I do want others to understand that my dark-side brings me a lot of creative flow as well as when I find myself in the light of life. I cannot ever give my dark-side up. It is like the song says; a part of my design. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you. ~Missy

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Missy Smith 4 months ago from Florida Author

Thank you, Whonu. I'm very thankful to have found some friends that really understand my purpose. :) ~Missy

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ChitrangadaSharan 4 months ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful poem and a wonderful narration in the beginning.

I believe everyone has a dark side--some reveal it while others prefer to hide it. Your honesty is appreciable.

Thanks for sharing this excellent combination of prose-poetry!

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Missy Smith 4 months ago from Florida Author

Thank you much, Chitrangada. Your positive comment for my poetry is appreciated.

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Frank Atanacio 4 months ago from Shelton

Missy you always out do yourself love the poem and I loved this line : Deep inside a hidden box of tales of a

life distraught…

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Really enjoyed this.

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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Darkness so reigns in the shadow of light.

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Missy Smith 3 months ago from Florida Author

Couldn't have said it better myself, Deb. :)

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Missy Smith 3 months ago from Florida Author

Thanks Gypsy!

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Missy Smith 3 months ago from Florida Author

Thank you, Frank. I enjoy when you pick out your favorite line. When I wrote that line, I smiled. :)

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