Out of Darkness Comes Light

The dark corners of your mind

Hide many secrets

Some you don't want to find

At your weakest

You are numb

Not being able to feel anymore

Lying to yourself

About what is real

What is not

Being led like a pony

Showcased for all to see

Not being you

But someone else

Losing your identity

If words can only describe

The sorrow that you feel

It has a hold on you

Creeping up inside

So you try and hide

Mask what you don't want to show

Hating every minute of it

Losing control

Be true to thyself

Is all you hear in your mind

The freedom you want so bad

Is visible to the blind

Break free from the chains

That are holding you back

In the end

You will find yourself

Finding the light

Out from pitch black

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

deep emotiomal write Caroline.. very nice .

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Thank you for sharing this expressive and very emotional feelings in your work, caroline, Yes, out of darkness comes the light of the winning spirit, that is found within each of us all.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Michael. :)

Thank you Whonunuwho. :)

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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Very relatable poem, coming out of the darkness is a much welcomed freeness. Well done caroline:)

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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Wonderful writing. This work made me call you sunshine. You are a light. So if you touched me, How many more? My children thank you.


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

The light will always trump the darkness! That's a beautiful poem.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Powerful poetry and vividly clear, you are in control come what may. Being true to self is the key and it appears you have found it. Loved this most inspiring write..

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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Really beautiful, Caroline. Strangely, your photo reminds me of the ultrasound womb images that pregnant women show to friends and family. Out of the darkness and into the light. Blessings, Debby

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Inspirational and powerful poem. I hope you are right. But I did live a dream life.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Caroline you have a very poetic voice..

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Truer words were never written my friend. I learned exactly where you can find yourself when not addressing life's terrible experiences and sorrows. Thankfully a wonderful friend recognized this and I now handle life's losses in a much healthier way.

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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I feel such pain behind these words. I am sure all have their own version of what it means to them which is what is so powerful about it. I see it as a person who is lost in a bad or violent relationship and is feeling stuck to break free. If this is non-fiction I hope you or who it's about can find the strength to leave and live life fully without chains.

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

"The freedom you want so bad

Is visible to the blind.

This is so powerful all by itself, to see truth, we need to stop looking with eyes and see with spirit.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

wow, Caroline - this is what i try so hard to say as well: be true to yourself..don't allow yourself to get...'led like a pony'..

i say - fight back - some things are worth dying for - like LIVING!

i love your very individual style, my friend!

voting/sharing forward..

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Deeply emotional and inspiring. Passing this on.

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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

very inspiring, I have been there and know the feeling. Thanks for sharing.

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epigramman 4 years ago

..... a title to die for - and the words which follow are profound, soulful and deep as well ......you have such a beautiful mind.

Sending warm wishes and good thoughts to you and hoping all is well with you these days - lake erie time ontario canada 11:29am and listening to baroque with 2nd cup of coffee and time for a walk on my beach - today is clear, dry and sunny with no wind - a big factor at this time of year though could be high winds and snow - yikes!

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Gypsy thanks so much for reading and your support. :)

Hi Eric thank you for the kind comment. I am glad my poem touched you. :)

Hi Debbie thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Hi Ruby thank you for your wonderful comment my dear friend. :)

Hi Debby it does sort of look like an ultrasound photo doesn't it? LOL. Thanks for the kind comment and support. :)

Hi Mhatter thanks and I am envious of your dream life. :)

Hi Frank thank you. So do you. :)

Hi Shining I am glad you've found your way my friend. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Hi Minnetonka there is a lot of pain in those words. It's about many things but through the darkness they have found light. Thank you for your support and kind comment. :)

Hi Curiad yes, that is so true. We can't see with only our eyes. Thanks for your comment and support. :)

Hi Leslie thanks so much for your kind comment! I love your individual style as well! :)

Hi Gypsy thanks so much for all your kind support. :)

Hi Cheryl thanks so much for reading and your comment. :)

Hi Epi thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. I hope it doesn't snow over there! Have a nice time on your walk at the beach. :)

Hi Waheed thank so much for reading and commenting. I am glad you liked it. :)

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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

The message in this writing is sweet and profound. Opening our eyes to the possibilities of life and what it offers can be a life changing experience for us. Your hubs always inspire and move me. Have a sweet day, Caroline. :)

I just tweeted this to my fans on Twitter. :)

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thanks so much for the compliment Astra and for tweeting. :)

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Michael Beskalis 4 years ago from San Francisco

if only words could describe how we showcase ourselves with a face thats not even ours...some tears are too heavy to put into words and some wounds are too deep to put into ryhme. Thank you for this piece....so true and sad. voted up.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thanks for reading Michael. :)

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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Caroline... well done, touching and inspirational...

Hugs from Canada

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Rolly, I am glad you liked my poem. Thank you for your kind words and support. :)

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Playdivadi 3 years ago from Cincinnati

I love the emotions of this heart touch poem.

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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Playdivadi. :)

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