What do you think about darkness?

Do you think of somebody who is emo?

Do you think of somebody who is goth?

Well, if you just can't understand what darkness is.

Look at this from a dark person's point of view.

Darkness isn’t evil.

It is pain…

It is sorrow…

It is anger…

It is sadness…

So, the next time you see somebody who is dark.

The next time you see a person who looks dead on the outside.

The next time you see me.

Remember this.

We’re filled with the blazing flames of our painful pasts.

I am filled with nothing but pain.

We, the people you call emo, are simply hurting.

Why can’t you simple fools understand that?

You call me and a lot of others suicidal.

Well, if you really think that about us.

That’s fine.

I mean, if you’re too ignorant to understand.

Then just stay away from us because really.

The people who have gone through a lot are usually very complicated.

We all have emptiness inside of us.

We try to fill that emptiness with answers.

But those answers leave us unsatisfied.

We continue to search.

Until finally, we break down.

There is no hope of being the same person we were years ago.

But you know what?

You think that we are all just suicidal, freaks, devil worshippers, and all that crap

At least we know to not give into any form of hope so easily.

I know to not give into any simple emotion so simply.

If you let others into your life so swiftly, chances are, you’re going to be emotionally hurt soon.

Now then, what’ve you learned?

Ah, I bet you don’t care.

Well, I may seem emo to you.

Call me what you like.

You know the truth.

You’re just lucky that you don’t know how I, and many others like me, feel about life.

I’m dark.

Honestly, I like this feeling.


Darkness is like my new home.

Darkness is inviting.

You can’t see me.

But I’ve been in the dark so long.

My eyes can see through the dark.

You can’t see me when everything is fading to black around your sheltered life.

But I will stand strong, watching you try to wrap your mind around the idea of darkness.

Trust me.

Darkness is something you don’t want.

But darkness is something very life-changing, in a good way.

Submitted: October 08, 2011

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Promising, inviting, and persuading.
Changing people's thoughts.
Hurtful and melancholic.
Written beautifully.

Sat, October 8th, 2011 5:38am


Ah, you have a very good perspective on what I wrote. You pretty much captured most of what I said in this poem. Thank you for taking the time to read this. :)

Fri, October 7th, 2011 10:39pm


Wow! I totally agree. I understand. I have been through so much! I really like your poem.

Sat, October 8th, 2011 6:33am


It's nice to know you understand. Thanks for reading. ;)

Fri, October 7th, 2011 11:35pm


So truthful and understanding. As you know, I go through all of this and a lot more, just as I assume you do. Thank you for educating those who didn't understand.

Sat, October 8th, 2011 3:29pm


Thank you for understanding. I'm glad that there are people who can actually see the true meaning behind this kind of thing.

Sat, October 8th, 2011 9:18am

Matthew Brazwell

This is great lines. You should not judge someone just becuase they are "emo" or "Suicidal" they just have a hard life. No one knows completly how another feels and never will unless they are thet person. So I completly agree with you. I hope you get to others and make them understand. Good luck. :)

Sat, October 8th, 2011 11:09pm


Thank you for reading this and thank you for agreeing with my point of view on what people think of 'emo' and 'suicidal'

Sat, October 8th, 2011 5:17pm


Dude this is spot on. And its not only someone who seems emo that can be hurting. Sometimes those trying to hurt others are hurting too. This was brillient mate. :) ya nailed it on the head and in the heart.

Sun, October 9th, 2011 7:16am


Thanks for reading this mate. I'm glad I did a good job with what darkness is. I just hope others can understand this as well.

Sun, October 9th, 2011 8:16am


it's funny how some people prejudice/stereotype without knowing someone. We are not so different underneath the skin. The sooner people realise that the better :) Sometimes the people who look happy suffer too... this poem makes you think

Mon, October 10th, 2011 11:37am


I don't like those prejudice and sterotypical people so, I try to change their minds with this poem. Thanks for reading and thanks for your thoughts as well.

Mon, October 10th, 2011 9:43am


Unfortuneatly, many people will not embrace the fact that darkness is not bad, but an alli, and that just because we dress how we feel or listen to the music that we do that we are the same human beings with emotions just like theirs; and that the only thing different about us is that we have irrepairable pasts that will continue to haunt us. They neglect the fact that they too have a devastaed side that they try to fill with something else. I know people who shop til they drop because they don't know what to do they want to distract themselves, I know people who express themselves through music, Others like you through poetry, others through art, but really we are all the same what changes is the way that we endure it. Sadly others inorder to feel better is through insults and hurting others. And what does this do? It brings us all down the ever consuming abyss that swallows us whole and drags us down along with everyone else. People just pretend they see the light at the end of the tunnel that doesn't exist.

A bit morbid but its the truth everyone hides.

Fri, October 21st, 2011 7:46pm


I just go on normally now. People don't want to understand. Screw them, leave them alone. It's time for us to simply give up with ignorance, and move on to find people who really do understand us. ;)

Fri, October 21st, 2011 12:48pm

sweet agony xo

OMG!! i dont know what to say, my eyes were locked on this the whole time and i couldnt stop reading. you have made this so accurate and so real. you haveput the feelings into words so well. im speechless, you left me breathless about this poem, great job.

cant believe someone captured it so well

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 11:23pm


I wrote this to put off some personal emotions out of my mind, but anyways, thank you so much for telling me of your thoughts on this poem. :)

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 3:29pm

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