Darkness Of Night (poem)

Darkness of night

Absence of light

Fear to ignite

From unknown blight

Just out of sight


Cruel bitter night

Cause of this flight

Callous delight

Toys with my heart

Challenges might


Merciless night

Source of this fright

No sense of right

Controlling my mind

Is this your delight


Conscienceless night

Draws me in night

Filled with your night

Madness incite

Fed by this night


Cold callous night

Your appetite

Fed without fight

Person I was

Lost to your smite


I and the night

Now share one plight

One senseless slight

Mid our unknown

Final Respite

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

The Night can be merciless . . .

Very dramatic as to one just getting through the night.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

I like this - really powerful and haunting. - I recognise the night in your poem, been there - the images are terrific also -

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, this is dark yet mystifying. Nice job!

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome expressions here and you just know how to show good talent

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Dark haunting words.

A nightmare, to be sure.

Good work, as always, Martin!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


I love the rigid feel to this. It had a dark but catchy kind of beat to it; I couldn't wait to get to the next line. This is deep, intricate and simplistic all at the same time.

So voted up and awesome!


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99...The night holds such mystery...but it can be the day that holds the most misery....sometimes it makes the night almost bearable.....loved the poem...appears you lost nothing other than an infection my friend.....backatcha..

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

The night time can be scary, esp. when sleep eludes us..Loved your poem..Thank you again...

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I loved the irony contained in this poem. Very beautiful!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

The darkness of night can be filled with undesirables, and you did a great job on showing the perils.

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Nemetos 3 years ago

Love it, beautiful darkness. After reading it, I read it again with the lullaby. It gives it that much more ambience.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Loved it. Enjoyed the rhythm here with every rhyming word.

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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Great use of rhyming

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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

This is wickedly spooky. I imagined Vincent Price reading the lines.

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Powerful stuff here Martin, well done.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

The darkness has a way of covering us with beauty and mystery. Great poem!

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