Darkness | Teen Ink


February 17, 2013
By Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs

It creeps,
It crawls,
Inching its way across the floor,
Covering the sunlight with its shadows,
Unyielding in its search for brightness
Yet it consumes the very thing it longs to see
Reaching out with inky claws,
To suffocate the last bit of semblance of illumination
Retiring the room to gloomy blackness

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on Apr. 4 2013 at 12:52 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

I love the line "yet it consumes the very thing it longs to see".

dagnytaggart said...
on Apr. 1 2013 at 4:59 pm
Good description, even better imagery. My one concern is that I feel this could definitely have been elaborated more, like some of your other (fantastic) works.

on Apr. 1 2013 at 3:53 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

I love your descriptions and the use of words in this poem. You really explain darkness well.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 16 2013 at 1:40 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Great personificaton of  Darkness. You describe it almost as if you were describing Lord Voldemort.