Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 50,819 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

Darkness - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

Within me I carry a world of darkness
It’s so deep that my mind goes blind
It makes me see things in a false light
And I feel like I have lost the fight
Open the windows, give me some light
To illuminate the depths of my insight

This darkness has taken up my entire being
It has occupied my body, invaded my soul
Let me rid of it, before it spreads around
And swallows up the beaming stars
Open the doors, give me some air
To expand the limits of my vision

O’ darkness, leave so I can find my way
In this world of thorns and indelible stains
Leave so I can spy the distant seas
And find far-reaching sight of a sailor
Leave so I can walk straight on my own
Without false hands to carry me there

Topic(s) of this poem: despair

Comments about Darkness by Nosheen Irfan

  • Tom Allport (7/3/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    a wonderfully poem of a feeling that every one has had at some time in their lives? .............superbly written. (Report) Reply

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  • Norah Tunney (2/17/2017 12:52:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted it leaves a sense of mystery and wonder Nosheen (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (11/12/2016 6:55:00 AM)

    Verily, a lovely verse from a budding and glowing soul that has the soaring spirit of a swallow.
    Loved reading and commenting......10
    Added to my favorite
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  • Kim Barney (10/5/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    Second time
    Enjoyed this poem so much I had to come back and read it again! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmin Khan (8/19/2016 3:19:00 AM)

    We all experience this at times. We feel blindfolded and try to find a way out. The last verse is a ray of hope. (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2016 2:06:00 PM)

    Darkness... absence of light or excess of light! ... a nice poem of life, because it has hope n urge. it is hopeful that the darkness is not the absence of wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Dimitrios Galanis (7/7/2016 12:59:00 PM)

    Τe old archaetyp of dark and light leads the struggle of a life in dignity so well here. (Report) Reply

  • Afrooz Jafarinoor (6/30/2016 10:58:00 AM)

    Very very impressive! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • (5/31/2016 9:31:00 AM)

    Hi Nosheen,
    Within me I carry a world of darkness
    It is so deep that my mind goes blind

    Really haunting lines. Fantastic poetry. Enjoyed reading. Will come back to re-read. Thanks for sharing., Congrats.
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  • Shakil Ahmed (5/30/2016 1:48:00 PM)

    wonderful poem, nice thoughts, the poem has touched my soul, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (5/27/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    Wow, another piece of excellence.
    Wonderfully well written expression of darkness.
    All of us have times when the shadow of our egos reduce the light of our soul to a small spark.
    But that small spark never dies and is always ready flare up to a bright and lovely flame...
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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (5/16/2016 8:35:00 AM)

    Reality of life very well depicted.Excellent! 10 (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/29/2016 11:22:00 AM)

    Wow! Wow! Wonderful. The marks of a great poet are here present. Some stars only become visible in the midst of darkness! Shine on star! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (4/28/2016 11:11:00 PM)

    This seems to me a desperate call of someone who wants to get rid of the deep rooted cobwebs stalling the light of self-realisation in life. Congrats for this poem's selection for the Day. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (4/28/2016 12:03:00 PM)

    a very good poem indeed, Nosheen
    here are your opening 2 lines translated into Italian:

    ''Within me I carry a world of darkness'' /-/ ''Dentro mi me porto un mondo di tenebre''
    ''It’s so deep that my mind goes blind'' /-/ ''Così profondo che la mente ne è accecata''

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    Nosheen Irfan (4/29/2016 2:52:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Fabrizio for translation.

  • Kim Barney (4/28/2016 11:25:00 AM)

    Very well done, Nosheen. I'm happy to see one your poems finally selected as poem of the day. Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Jadeja Kuldipsinh (4/28/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    Congrats Nosheenji, keep it up.

    A few words to Nosheenji.

    Darkness is within and light too within,
    Withing is the hell and heaven too within.
    Embrace what you want,
    And get rid of the rest,
    That's the way better than the best.
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  • Valsa George (4/28/2016 10:06:00 AM)

    This cry of a desolate soul groping in darkness is a heart wrenching cry! From a world of darkness she desperately seeks to find an escape! She sees the darkness looming around her as a formidable force, powerful enough to invade her whole being! Before that, she wants to escape into a safer harbour where no one can mislead her! Powerful words! Congrats for this being chosen as the poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gary Macmillan (4/28/2016 9:45:00 AM)

    Thank you, someone just tickled my door and I may now react. (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    This darkness pervades us all and requires constant vigil from us to ward it of. Lovely poem presented so beautifully. Congratulations and thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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