Vanessa Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,046 Points (28/8/62 / Birmingham)

My Darkest Hour - Poem by Vanessa Hughes

It's not just the falsely accused
That suffer
It's the children, the parents
The sister, the brother.

It's not just the horror
Of a person's false claim,
It's the band-wagon jumpers
That blacken your name

It's not just suspicion
That causes your hell
It's the following and hounding
That compounds it as well.

It's not just observing
But making it known
To the local community
Accusations were thrown

I hit rock bottom,
A deep, dark despair
I reached out for someone,
But no-one was there.

Somehow, I got through it
Came out the other side
With all the emotions
Of the rockiest ride.

A time to feel anxious,
A time to cry
A time best forgotten,
Moved on from, passed by

Comments about My Darkest Hour by Vanessa Hughes

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (9/26/2015 4:11:00 AM)

    A time to feel anxious,
    A time to cry
    A time best forgotten,
    Moved on from, passed by - the experience of a dark hour you have potrayed very well. it is a very costly personal experience. well written. tony
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  • (8/5/2014 9:44:00 PM)

    people kick you when you are down. no-one wants to stand out of the ground and offer support but instead they themselves cast the stone. this is well expressed thankyou i enjoyed and felt the emmotion. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (1/29/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    This is good work. So descriptive of an experience that befalls everyone at some time. Enjoy your poetry.
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  • Lyn Paul (10/27/2012 7:55:00 AM)

    As dark as this hour may have been it is truly an amazing poem. a special poem this it and deserves to be saved. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (5/19/2012 3:22:00 PM)

    Can identify with this one - people can be so cruel and thoughtless, often in an attempt to feed their own egos. Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/19/2012 11:26:00 AM)

    Not sure if it was written from personal experience, but you accurately relayed the impact,
    not only on the accused, but also on them closest to them. I have been accused of many crimes,
    and I only committed half of them. Yeah, pick on the pirate!
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  • (3/2/2012 2:35:00 AM)

    This was obviously written from a close personal experience. I know the feeling of people trying to disparage you publicly and hoping for some dialogue from which they can ingratiate themselves with others by puting you down. I have done the Ghandi thing and entered into non-engagement denying them what they desire. Works also for children. I know this is not the same but the vibe of misery is. Especially when it is unavoidable. Good poem bad time. (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2011 6:40:00 AM)

    I've read this piece again... still has the same impact. (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2011 11:23:00 AM)

    i know how it feels..and i couldnt of described as good as u did....10 (Report) Reply

  • (7/31/2011 2:55:00 AM)

    Heh, I figured out I could comment without Facebook. Excellent
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  • (7/4/2011 1:49:00 PM)

    Lovely................... (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2011 12:23:00 AM)

    Marvelously written, I love the essence of every line. You did a really great job. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/18/2011 2:44:00 AM)

    A very expressive poem. You get your feelings across very well in this poem. I think that only real experience and a level of competency could truly write a poem with this depth of feeling.10/10. (Report) Reply

  • (3/17/2011 10:13:00 AM)

    This is so wonderfully descriptive of situations I've been in myself.
    Well worded.
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  • (3/9/2011 6:37:00 AM)

    Oh dear, this is absolutely wonderful! This poem reminded me of Catholic priests' abuses of children cases, even though you probably meant a different topic. Greatly done! (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2011 3:04:00 AM)

    in my idea, the poet values self- indepency, that is, she respects her moments of life equally emphasized. she believes that a boredom / disturbance doesn't usually come from either outside world or unknown / ill-known is created whenever our desired freedom is limited or endangered. (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2011 1:35:00 PM)

    This poem is full of emotion straight from the heart, nice poem well done. (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2011 12:47:00 PM)

    alll your poems have true meaning behind them. they have really touched me. continue writing wat you feel. i can see you making it big one day (Report) Reply

  • Dave Dafes (12/18/2010 11:11:00 AM)

    i was wet by the pains dripping from the words, i identify with the subject and was blessed by the poetess... Good work (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2010 2:45:00 PM)

    It is the darkest just before dawn. It seems your dawn has arrived.
    Good rhyme and meter.Keep writing-A 9+
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 1, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, July 4, 2011

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