Leah Wells

Rookie (November 22 / Edmonton, AB)

Darkness - Poem by Leah Wells

I'm swimming all alone in a pool of darkness
and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under
I yell for help but no one is there to hear it
I begin to see the water at eye level
and I kick and flail
fighting to stay above the darkness
But the darkness won't let go of its hold on me
and I slowly begin to give in
to the feeling that lies below the water line
the waters starts to fill my lungs
the lungs that once held so much life
yet now they allow the murky water to replace that
I know that this path doesn't lead to happiness
But why doesn't someone grab my hand
pull me from darkness's grasp?
because no one knows I stand at the boundary
the boundary between light and dark
so I give in to the thing that holds me
All of the strength and all of the courage
that I once held in my heart
can't save me from the water
So I slowly slip below the world of conscientiousness
undetected by the occupants of that world
I don't want to fight anymore
I've given into darkness


Comments about Darkness by Leah Wells

  • (6/19/2007 11:24:00 PM)

    Sad poem but its impact is real Leah. I believe many can relate to it. Anyway, darkness could swallow our desire to live if we do not dare to ask somebody to help us. We cannot stand alone against the turbulence in life. Reach out to others and you will discover that many are willing to grab your hand and pull you out of darkness my friend. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and meaningful poetry. worth 10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011


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