Martin Carter

Rookie (1927-1997 / Guyana)

This Is The Dark Time, My Love - Poem by Martin Carter

This is the dark time, my love,
All round the land brown beetles crawl about
The shining sun is hidden in the sky
Red flowers bend their heads in awful sorrow
This is the dark time, my love,
It is the season of oppression, dark metal, and tears.
It is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery
Everywhere the faces of men are strained and anxious
Who comes walking in the dark night time?
Whose boot of steel tramps down the slender grass
It is the man of death, my love, the stranger invader
Watching you sleep and aiming at your dream.


Comments about This Is The Dark Time, My Love by Martin Carter

  • Rookie Jezeann Williams (12/6/2013 8:58:00 PM)

    This has always been one of my favourite poems. It was no doubt a class favourite in my high school's literature class. Love this and not sure why it isn't included in the top 500 poems list. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Kayla Sorzano (10/15/2012 4:36:00 PM)

    this poem is strong an has many meaning to it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points C.F Francis (4/28/2011 3:28:00 AM)

    this is very strong poem. gosh i love it, the guy know his stuff (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jo Cover (6/15/2010 9:19:00 PM)

    THIS POEM STAYED WITH ME SINCE HIGH SCHOOL GREAT IMAGERY
    YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL THE SENSE OF FEAR
    THE DREARINESS IS TANGIBLE (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Layla Stone (2/18/2009 10:53:00 PM)

    i usually dont go for complicated and wordy poems but this one was OK!
    :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 3, 2011


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