everyone is a moon and has a dark side they never show Pale lunar prescience Eavesdropping upon the night Impartial witness Many tales do not tell They gloss over struggle and embellish triumph, They speak only of that quest Into an ancient castle To find a long lost treasure To rescue a love meant to […]
The Darkness Within #haibun
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A friend of mine posted a photo of the super pink moon and captioned it, “I rise with the moon”. I thought that it would be a great title for a poem. So here goes…
The sun dips in the horizon while the moon is slowly rising
And with it my soul awakens.
The darkness stretches, as do I…
The world would have been blanketed by darkness except the moon was shining bright.
I shine my own smile back to the moon and together, hand in hand, we light up the night sky.
I sat at the dining room, working on overtime
I typed away to get the work done.
Then, a light came through from the outside
Illuminating the darkened space.
The sunlight coming through the window
And I thought, how beautiful it was.
The clock strikes midnight and you’re all alone
An eerie feeling washes over you then you hear a low moan
The floorboards creek but you’re standing still
Your heart now beating fast and suddenly a chill!
Someone or something is wailing in the distance
You now wish you have someone else for assistance
As something is slowly creeping its way to you
And you have a feeling it wouldn’t just say “boo!”
The darkness is hiding whatever is coming while you are now more aware of your fears
You say a silent prayer but it doesn’t stop your tears
You hold your breath as you know the thing is going to get you
Suddenly! You think you hear something coo
You turn around slowly and what do you see?
A mirror showing a reflection of yourself that’s as pale as can be.
Why so bitter?
Why so dark?
So they splash a little milk or creamer to add a bit of colour
But that just ruins it, doesn’t it?
The aroma, the realness, the pureness
That’s what it’s all about.
So no, I say no to the sweetness of sugar
And no the any creaminess
I like it dark and bitter.
Ever since trying intermittent fasting, I’ve been into dark coffee. Been used to creamer and sugar that it took quite a while for me to get used to the pure bitterness of it. Now, I can’t get enough of it and prefer coffee as it is. How do you like your coffee? Or are you more a tea person?
Your eyes used to shine bright
But where is the shine now?
And you used to smile with such delight
But it left you somehow.
I wonder why you lost your spark,
I hope you find it again.
I pray you get out of the dark
Come back, let’s begin.
I live in a country were pale skin is considered pretty
Which is an irony
Because most people are brown, bronze, dark, or colored
They look at me with envy
And say I’m lucky…
Only because I’m pale, that they think me a beauty.
Almost everyone here wants snow white skin
While I think “morenos” or “morenas” are beautiful
But I don’t try to change my skin color
Unlike most I see around me
If beauty is just skin deep
Then I don’t want to be considered beautiful
I’d rather be seen as pretty because of my dry wit and sarcasm
Because of my intelligence and quirkiness
I’ll shed this pale white skin
And be a different kind of beauty
The days roll in and out
The sun shines bleakly
Ghosts of the past scream!
As if from the abyss, he hears them call
And he sees my gaze,
Dark and deadly.
He knows I’m calculating, formulating
I no longer have pure thoughts
Revenge has clouded my mind
And he knows he should be careful
It’s a dark day today
Clouds grey silver blanket the sky
Morning feels like night
And we welcome the cold weather after the warm summer
I’ve been to dark places
But I never entertained them
Each time they utter “the word”,
I slip further down the pit.
Darkness engulfed me
But I refuse to be taken by the demons that tempt me
I’m still struggling
And I still hate myself for being weak
But I won’t let the darkness take me
I will never let it take me
It will never take me