Poem: Walk With The Dark

I was walking down the path
Heard the bushes rustle .
I froze
Heart pounding with fear .
I cried out,
“Who’s there?”
Out stepped the Darkness
Looked just like me
Or Shadow me
Clothed all in black
Eyes glowing malevolently.
“It’s just me,”
It said,
“Walk with me a while?”
“Sure”
I said.
And on we went .
“You could be so much stronger
You could be so much more
If you hurt others
As they’ve hurt you”
Shadow Devin said.
“No,”
I answered,
“Not worth it to me” .
The Darkness shifted form
Now a woman stood before me.
Lean figure
Full breasts
Jet black hair
Seductive lips.
“Give into me.
You know you want to.
I can take you
To heights of passion.
You can have all you desire.”
She purred
Her hand reached out
Caressed my member.
“No” I whispered.
“No,” I spoke firmly,
“Your promises are empty.”
She stepped back
Darkness shifted again
A man stood before me
Six feet tall
Bald and bulky.
All muscle
All brute
With cunning fierce.
“You fool.”
He spoke
Voice booming deeply,
“You are nothing.
You will fail.
You will die
Lonely and unloved.
The dark can save you.
Surrender
Or be destroyed.”
I laughed at him
And spoke
With a small smile
And twinkle in my eye.
“I know the dark.
I carry it inside.
It only offers
Fear and anger
Despair and lus.t
Things that blind
Things that cloud
Leads only to destruction.
The dark is part of me.
It is a teacher
It is a guide.
Yet the darkness
Knows not the light.
Strong and bright
A candle can
Hold back the dark
Or even a spark.
Love
Love ignites stars.
Love knows the dark
Embraces the dark.
Uses the dark
To feed the light
Make it grow
Strong and bright.
I choose love.
I always choose love.”
Darkness shrieked
Vanished with a hiss.
Yet words hung
An echo in the air
“Until we meet again.”

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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