Emmanuel George Cefai

Gold Star - 23,533 Points (12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

It Was Dark - Poem by Emmanuel George Cefai

I saw a skeleton
Put off the light
the white aura went
I saw the shadow of the skeleton
It was dark
And it was night

Topic(s) of this poem: death, emotions, fear, heartache, heartbreak, heartbroken, heaven, life, lifestyle, nature


Comments about It Was Dark by Emmanuel George Cefai

  • Daniel Brick (8/28/2015 6:40:00 AM)


    This poem strikes me as one of increasing darkness, the darkness of mortality. It's not about evil and sin. It's about
    the mortality which hedges our bright shining humanity. You are confronting the facts of death and dying with an unflinching resolution to see the truth boldly and without false consolation. You find the whiteness of bones darkens because of their association with death, you observe shadows, then day disappears into night and everything is dark. This could be a very depressing poem but your resolution to see the truth of mortality is so
    fiercely truthful, I feel no depression, only relief that such courage takes us to the very heart of things.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015



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