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Out there in the dark

Updated on August 16, 2013

Out there in the dark

There are things

out there in the dark.

Good things

and bad things.

I have seen both

my preference is for the good.

But the bad

lurks out there

in the shadows

looking for something

or someone

to devour.

I hate

thinking about it.

The pain,

the grief,

the horror

of it all.

I hate

having to think about it.

But there is evil

out there.

Really ugly evil.


we must not be

paralyzed by fear.

We must resist evil

and we must resist fear.

Easier said than done.

But it must be done.

My grandma

used to use faith

to endure to the end.

From the Bible

she quoted,

"he who is in us

is greater,

than he,

who is in the world."

She would quote,

"resist the devil

and he will flee you."

She would quote,

"get behind me


My grandma

was a powerful woman.

She appeared

to have no fears.

She walked

in the dark


as if she

feared nothing.

Her faith

was absolute

and strong.

Even Klan-men

respected her,

maybe even

feared her.


if there was a God,

they knew,

that he

dwelled within her.

And no one

wants to provoke

the wrath

of an omnipotent,


and omniscient



lets remember.

Out there in the dark,

danger lies.

"We walk,

(as King David said)

through the valley

of the shadow

of death,

but we should fear

no evil,

for he,

our God,

is with us."

Out there in the dark

we go,

as lights,

with the power of

our God

within us.

Creepy things,

evil things,

hateful things,

flee us.

They run


with the hope

to do battle

on another day.

The shame of it all.

The same valley, when Darkness comes.
The same valley, when Darkness comes. | Source
Even in Darkness, the valley is beautiful.
Even in Darkness, the valley is beautiful.
Beautiful fruit trees in the Dark.
Beautiful fruit trees in the Dark.


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    • Dr. Haddox profile image

      Dr Freddie Haddox 4 years ago from a Franklin, Tennessee native, who travels globally.

      Thank you, Michele, for your kind words. Yes, for 5 years I was the only grandchild that my grandma had. I spent a lot of quality time with her, as she cooked on her wood-fired kitchen range or worked in her garden. On walks to the little country store where she purchased coffee, sugar and other things that she could not produce, herself, on the farm, she talked to me and taught me principles that cannot be learned in textbooks in a classroom. She was wise, as you have said, and God was with her, all the days of her life. Thank you, Michele, for your "kind" support. Regards, Dr. Haddox

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Your grandmother was a very wise woman. With God in her. Your words are wonderful also, thank you for writing this.

      Voted up.