Ryan A. McGraw

Light Or Dark

I light a fire in the darkness,
So there may be light.
Others come to feel the warmth,
Because it's burning bright.

I saw the shadows corrupting my light.
I saw them laughing with my own eyes.
I burned them, hoping they die.

The shadows merely split in two,
faded, but still there.
I found the source,
The others now a corpse.
But the darkness was still there.

I saw my shadow corrupting my light,
I saw it laughing with my own eyes,
So I burned it...

Burned it high,
Burned it bright,
But saw the darkness laughing with delight.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Poem Edited: Friday, October 5, 2012

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I did some self searching one day, focusing on why there is so much 'darkness' in the world, and realized something interesting. Wherever there is light, there must always be darkness.
I wrote this poem to show that a person who tries to eradicate darkness from the world brings more harm than healing to it.

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