Aurora Lights

Rookie (11/12/97 / California)

Screams In The Dark - Poem by Aurora Lights

Screams in the dark.
Not mine, but others’.
The air is heavy with it.
I strain, but my vision can’t pierce the dark.
More screams, more agonizing.
Sounds of ripping, of tearing, of burning.
Louder now, closer.
Another scream.
This scream is different than others. But no louder, no stronger.
No higher. No longer.
Most screams taste of despair. Of lost hope, and blinding pain that is thrown into one last note of horror.
Not this scream.
This one is happy.

Bloodshed draws closer.
The pain... it pulses. Its everywhere.
The darkness is soaked throughout with the pain of those killed.
Its heavy, like a wet blanket. The pain weighs it down.
Still too black to see, but not too black to hear the screams start to slow.
Less frequently.
Its not filled with the sound of the dying anymore.
Its filled with the sounds of the dead.
A thick, cold bank of silence.
Their pain is unbearable.
It swarms around me, throbs, tries to push me down.
A few last cries.
The atmosphere is supersaturated with pain.
And it pushes down on me.

But one last sound fills me before the silence is pure.
That same haunting sound.
The scream of joy.
Once again it sears through the blackness, cutting straight through to my soul.
Who could want this?
My eyes sweep the gloom.
I see nothing.
I hear nothing.
Absolute darkness.
Pure black.
A sudden flash of light illuminates the scene.
Then one more scream:


Comments about Screams In The Dark by Aurora Lights

  • Robert Roberts (12/31/2011 8:10:00 AM)

    nice great writing.......see what going on till it befalls upon you nice writing keep it up (Report) Reply

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  • (12/23/2011 7:38:00 PM)

    Thanks peoples.. i actually didn't think anyone would read this, let alone comment. :) Ill be sure to check out your poems too. (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2011 6:41:00 PM)

    This is so wonderful......It really touches me.You are truly a amazing poet and writer.Again please read and tell me your thoughts on my poems.Thank you for sharing your amazing work of art. (Report) Reply

  • Okoye Charles Chukwudi (12/23/2011 3:31:00 PM)

    Wow.....this is master piece
    I luv the it up....its dark n philosophical
    mans wickedness to man, i guess thats wat u r trying to say here

    u cn read my poems too...u cn also leave a comment...thank u so much 4 sharing this wonderful piece of poetry
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  • (12/23/2011 2:17:00 PM)

    A really great poem, really liked it.
    A great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    For Paul Blackburn. A true story about one mans
    Pain against the justice of this world. He went
    through hell before he proved his innocence.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2011

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