Dark vs. Light || A poem

Look, I don't want to see you
in any kind of vision.
You're haunting, taunting my mind
treating it like a prison.
Well, let me tell you something
you probably ought to know.
You executed me once,
Truth is you softened the blow.
I dream about it often:
I'm flying high in the air,
escaping from what kills me,
but you greet me with despair.
Seems it's inevitable
that you'd stir up a terror.
Karma will get you, I know.
Call it trial & error.
I admit there's no denying
You may have won the first fight
That was then, this is now &
darkness always falls to light.
I am illuminated
by the ghost of the prior.
Consider me as a sun
Burning noble ball of fire.
I shall triumph past darkness,
shining like the brightest star.
My journey doesn't stop here
I'll continue to go far.
Bid adieu to all evil,
the wicked & the corrupt.
This is a revolution;
The intent is to disrupt
you from your malignant plot.
One sip from the holy grail
& it acknowledges that
the good will always prevail.

A poem by Carmen Varner

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42 comments

  1. Very beautiful poem! Hope your weekend is just as beautiful, Carmen :)

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  2. I have plenty of past darkness. I try to forget about it if I'm not in the mood to really sit down and analyse it.

    Corinne x
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  3. Love this poem, Carmen! I do have some past darkness but I try not to bother myself with it.
    Have a great weekend, babe!
    xx

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  4. Beautiful poem! I love how eclectic your blog is. xx

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  5. Amazing poem and picture! love your blog!
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  6. Your poem definitely touched a chord with me. I have lots of darkness in the first part of my life, but I am able to keep it at bay now. My life now is filled with so much hope and light and for that I feel very blessed.

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    1. Hope & light is the best. May you live a blessed life. :]

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  7. This would read so well at a Poetry Slam. Have you ever been to one of those?

    Oh I definitely have my past darkness and it gets me down a lot. Poetry and Art and Music are definitely good ways to release my sadness when I'm down. As for staying happy, I just have to focus on the good things in life and improving myself for the better.

    Peace and Love,
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    1. I haven't been to a poetry slam, so thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for reading, Celeste. :]

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  8. Damn girl this is an amazing poem! Love it!! Things were running through my head when I was reading it, wondering if it's about a past lover, or a past friend, or just a past straight out enemy... but I love the mystery <3 Anyways thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, always returning the support
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    1. The mystery is that I don't want to reveal it & I think others would relate better if it were open ended. Thanks! :]

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  9. that's beautiful poem, dear! you have talent! keep it up :)

    Take care,
    Rizuna from 100% Nerd

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  10. Really beautiful! Bravo!
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    Lots of love,
    Senka

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  11. You are a very talented writer/poet! Really deep and emotional stuff there. Really got me thinking

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  12. This is such a beautiful poem! You're very talented

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  13. Lovely poem Dear!

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  14. Amazing post dear!

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  15. Thats so beautiful! :)

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  17. It's about creating new memories - as opposed to being stuck in the old ones, good or bad!

    Xo,
    Elena

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    1. Great thoughts, Elena. Creating new memories is perfect. :]

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  18. You are ridiculously talented. So beautiful, please keep posting more similar if you've got the inspiration to, they really resonate with me and I love your work! :)

    Megan || lattesandlondon.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Megan. That's so kind. I have other poems throughout the blog, but I will integrate more. :]

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  19. great poem!

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  20. Gorgeous picture and poem! It's hard not to think about the past, but it should be harder not to appreciate the present. A wonderful lesson for all of us!
    xo Bre

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    1. Love that idea, Bre. Appreciate the present! :]

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  21. I really liked this poem a lot. I'm on a huge poetry kick and am a bit of a poet myself, though I have yet to share stuff publicly. You seem naturally talented! Keep it up! XO
    -Lauren Blair
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    1. There's no time like the present! Stay inspired. Keep writing. :]

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  22. This is such a beautiful poem. I do have plenty of past darkness but I try to understand and accept it and eventually I'm able to live with it and find peace.

    hannie from HUEMORIST

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    1. Great point! Sometimes you need to take a moment to understand the darkness & why it's there. :]

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  23. Carmen,
    This is great I love the line about the darkness always coming to light.
    You know, I recently wrote a bunch of poems that I thought might be too dark or to personal to share, but you've inspired me to reconsider.

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    1. Absolutely Celeste! Don't be afraid to get personal & open up. :]

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  24. Great poem~ Darkness and light are of the same coin. One needs the other to survive. Always. That's what I found out in life and in my experiences.

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