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Poems In the Dark

Poetry By: Mike Stevens

Actually, this poem should have been posted first. It tries to explain all the ones to follow!

Submitted:Sep 11, 2011    Reads: 10    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   

Poems in the Dark

Melancholy bits of writing to match my mood

Melancholy scraps of my thoughts I share with you

They plumb the depths of my darker side

When I'm honest with myself, when in myself I confide

I write down what it is that's troubling me

I put it down on paper for the world to see

Too many problems on the outside to solve,

but it's my inside troubles that I hope to resolve

In a world where deceit and lies abound,

the unvarnished truth plus the comforting sound

of the keys as they are pushed, somehow sets my mind at ease

By writing them down, I somehow feel free

I know that by writing them down they're still there,

But if truth be told, my writing favorably compares

to self-psychotherapy, to a shrink's soothing words,

for I'm so tired of myself, of always crossing swords

with the irrational part of me that rears its ugly head

The crazy ways I've acted, the crazy words I've said

I guess by writing them down it shows me what is real,

and how foolish I've been in the way that I feel

So let me welcome you to dark corners of my mind

I'm letting you tag along, as I seek any answers I can find


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