Shannon Hughes

Rookie (October 19,1997 / Anaheim, California)

Darkness - Poem by Shannon Hughes

I open my eyes
And all I see
Is Darkness
I sit up and rub
My eyes
Still, the Darkness
Is everywhere
So thick, so black
That I can feel it
Flowing and bubbling
I call out
But the silence continues
I try again
But my silent lips just
Open and close
I feel warm tears slide down
My cheeks
I stand up
Off the cold hard ground
And am greeted with more coldness
The tears are really flowing now
I try to think of light
But my memory is foggy
I can feel the pressure
Of the Darkness
Trying to devour me
I start to run
With invisible fingers stretched out
Unsure if my eyes are open
Or closed
Mutely calling out
I trip over a rock
Or my feet or
Just the Darkness
My muscles collapse
I lay on the cold dark floor
My breath becoming more labored
I can’t speak
I can’t move
The darkness pokes and prods
Grabs and yanks
At my body
I try to fight back but
All I can do is cry
As the Darkness eats my soul

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 21, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 16, 2010

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