Dark Days

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic


About a guy just trying to get through the dark days in his life...

Submitted: September 29, 2017

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“Dark Days”

 

Everything was dark

today

a world full of

shadows

and black holes

eyes wide open

but nothing to see

as he tries to

make his way

through this desolate

landscape

of nothingness,

he sits on a

disappointed rock

as he scrapes

life’s emptiness

off the bottom

of his shoes

he gets back up

leans into the

constant head wind

that seemingly enjoys

slapping him

in the face

no matter what

direction

he’s plodding in

he takes the back

of his sleeve

and tries to

wipe away

the coal dust like

haze

stinging his eyes

and clinging to

his body

causing a sooty

mixture

of tears and dirt

to run down

his cheeks

as he pulls

his sleeve away

from his face.

No goal or horizon

to put his efforts

towards

just a primal need

to keep in motion

least the muck

of the world

catches up to him

trapping him beneath

it’s undaunting weight,

not showing any

emotion

no trace of care

visible

in his features

he knows nothing

really matters

he just has to

keep moving

till that final bell

tolls

at the end

of the day,

he looks down

at his watch

unable to tell

the time remaining

in the darkness

and filth that

still ruled the day

in his world,

then

off to the right

he sees it

that small speck

of light

an ember of hope

shinning out in

the distance

he suddenly feels

stronger

steps off his road

to nowhere

and on to

tomorrow’s path

which he hopes

will soon be taking

him home,

the light

starts growing

brighter

as the beginnings

of a smile

works its way

across his pain

ridden face

as his eyes

start coming into

focus

on his front door,

I made it

he says

as he unbolts

the lock

somedays

are nothing more

than mere survival

he thinks

enduring its darkness

while marking off

time

till the day

just dies away

from under him

and he makes

it home,

and then

he just prays

that tomorrow

brings him

a bright enough

light

to guide him

through

his dark world

of night

once more

before he

slips off

one of its

edges

never to see

the light

again…

 

Tom Allen…09-23-2017…

 

 


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