Darkness, Doubt, And Fear Without

I no longer search for the darkness...

I was there once-

in the dark-

with everyone

terrified.

I couldn't see.

I couldn't see anything.

I used to sing a song

when I thought I was alone...

'Soon enough will come the light...
Soon enough will come to me
all the things I dream about...
As only in my dreams I see.

But, looking forward, while awake,
I hold this in, yet I want to shout...
'There has to be a path for me...
with darkness, doubt, and fear without! ''

I've felt alone for many seasons.

Nobody to talk to...

Hear...Feel...Even sense.

How painful: The darkness!

I only knew there was anyone near

because they used to sing with

me.

very softly...

'Soon enough will come the light...
Soon enough will come to me
all the things I dream about...
As only in my dreams I see.

And, looking forward, while awake,
I hold this in, yet want to shout...
'There has to be a path for me
with darkness, doubt, and fear without! ''

But, darkness is not all I've known.

In fact, it ended years ago...

One cold evening I was sitting on the ground-

Knees close to my chest-

my arms tightly wrapped around my legs...

When I heard footsteps walking towards me...

They eventually stopped, and it was apparent

that she was in front of me.

Who?

The girl who put her hand on my

shoulder...

in the darkness...

and softly whispered...

'Let me teach you a song.'

'Wonders! Wonders from on High!
Beams the brightest heav'nly cry!
Now, rejoice! Pain is gone!
For, your life has now begun!

Nevermore acquaint with grief.
Light requires, first, belief!
And belief with faith will shine,
making life a joy divine! '

Ever since that blessed day
I knew, for certain, every day
I would no longer seek the dark,
and ne'er forget that perfect spark!

Now I speak in rhyme, and sing
to those with open hearts to bring
to listen to a burning voice
and sing with me, and rejoice...

'Wonders! Wonders from on High!
Beams the brightest heav'nly cry!
Now rejoice! Pain is gone!
For, your life has now begun!

Nevermore acquaint with grief.
Light requires, first, belief.
And, belief with faith will shine
making life a joy divine! '

by Chris Schleier, Jr.

Comments (1)

I can feel your desperation in the beginning of the poem, wanting to come out of the darkness. Then could feel your inner joy at finding faith, to help keep you out of the darkness. Very good expression of emotions. Thank you for sharing.