Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'The Darkness' - Poem by Kelly Seale

The Darkness is all around me-
It's so sweet and thick, you can cut it with a knife,
They say that there is a light, at the end of the tunnel,
they say there is Life
after Death.
I am curious to see if They even have a clue,
The Darkness is so smothering-
I 'm afraid, and I don't know what to do.
My heart beats loudly, my veins dance with a pulse,
The razor's edge is seductively tempting-
Teasing me with it's wicked smile.
My skin breaks out in gooseflesh,
And sweat drips down hard from my brow.
But my heart's not in it, my nerve is lost,
The Darkness grows a shade lighter-
loosening it's grip from my throat.
I take a breath and become a fighter,
And I realize that Life is worth living-
Yes, for me, Life is worth living- at all cost.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

an occaisional battle with the enemy- me. And look! I have won again.
(giving my reflection in the mirror the middle finger) : -)

-

cKs.08/28/12

Comments about 'The Darkness' by Kelly Seale

  • Emily Casbourn (10/17/2012 11:47:00 PM)


    Amazing! I love how the poem grips the imagination within. It is amazing how words can ultimately create images. Great job i love your darkside :) (Report) Reply

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  • Hans Vr (10/5/2012 12:53:00 AM)


    Deep emotions, courageous write. Thick it can be.
    Gratitude
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  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/23/2012 2:05:00 PM)


    My skin breaks out in gooseflesh,
    And sweat drips down hard from my brow.
    But my heart's not in it, my nerve is lost,

    I like and appreciate the above lines...it is a great read
    (Report) Reply

  • Brianna Winebarger (9/19/2012 7:03:00 AM)


    This is deep and emotional. It has a short of pristine flow about it. One of favs! Good job (Report) Reply

  • Ade Renny Damayanti (9/15/2012 11:36:00 AM)


    i love this poem..life is worth living! ! ! keep it up Kelly :) (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (9/12/2012 7:16:00 PM)


    Deep and thought provoking indeed! Scaring at the beginning (it made think of Batman) but ending with a very optimistic last stanza! This piece is nicely written and clearly shows your talent! 10+++ Thank you for sharing! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and peace for always! Romeo-New York City (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2012 2:53:00 PM)


    Darkness (pain) and death are part of samsara (Buddhist cycle of birth, death and reincarnation) . It is up to each of us to create as much positive karma (energy) as we can each day we are given. Ultimately, you decide what you make of your precious life and your collective karma is what determines where you are reborn. Very thought provoking poem. I like it very much.

    Peace
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  • Sunny Rose (9/4/2012 12:08:00 PM)


    That was a great poem love it (Report) Reply

  • (9/4/2012 6:10:00 AM)


    Love the poem it has a happy ending life is worth living, but when we go I've heard its great in heaven so I've booked a seat near the front so I can sing with the choir...thanks for the fun...regards (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2012 11:13:00 AM)


    the great mosale of pink with lov

    My heart beats loudly, my veins dance with a pulse,
    The razor's edge is seductively tempting-
    Teasing me with it's wicked smile.
    My skin breaks out in gooseflesh,
    And sweat drips down hard from my brow.
    (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (8/30/2012 5:49:00 PM)


    Thank you Nilangshu Das; -) Thank you Valerie Dohren; -) ! ! ! Thanks for reading me and your wonderful comments... and Penny, brown Penny- My heart beats hard when I read this one too...esp. when I wrote it. Thank you! ! ! ; -)
    -Kelly
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  • Valerie Dohren (8/30/2012 1:50:00 PM)


    The darkest hour is just before dawn, and dawn always comes without fail. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/30/2012 12:36:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem. Endless love to life is reflected here. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (8/28/2012 6:02:00 AM)


    Thanks Thomas! I thought my extra comment would lighten the mood, for this one took me into deep, dark places... and so my comment - like F**k you! ; -) Thanks again for reading me! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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