Richard Howardson


In The Dark - Poem by Richard Howardson

This is not what I wanted,
this is not what I asked for.
This is not what I desired,
certainly not what I dreamed of.

It's so different, so strange.

I don't know what's going on,
don't know why it is so.

It's happening so fast, so soon.

I'm trying with everything I've got.
Harder and harder, each day everyday.
But nothing's happening, nothing's changing.

I'm just going deeper and deeper.
It's so dark here, so cold.

I'm looking for a sign,
searching for a sound.

Something. ANYTHING!

But there's nothing I can see, nothing I can hear.

I feel like crying, and yet I'm trying.

I'm holding out my hand,
for something to touch,
something to grab on.

Or someone,
to pull me out back in the light.
But I grab nothing.
Nothing but air, dark air...

I can't see the light, can't find the way.

And here I am, still,
in the dark...

Topic(s) of this poem: darkness, loneliness, lost

Form: Free Verse


Comments about In The Dark by Richard Howardson

  • Moonbee Canady (12/9/2009 11:07:00 AM)

    Sometimes, Life Does have a way of spinning out of our control and we just have to do the best we can, pray and continue on for the unknown or known outcome... Good Write... MoonBee (Report)Reply

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  • (11/10/2008 7:23:00 PM)

    ah! ! we all feel that way sometimes...........well penned (Report)Reply

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  • (6/13/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    hope u see the light soon richard.

    hang on n u will succeed one day.
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  • Kesav Easwaran (6/12/2008 6:01:00 AM)

    some thing is happening! but against your wishes! let the darkness leave way to light and then once again analyse...brisk emotions here, suraj... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2016


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