Dark Side Inside

By 10 Forty Three

As civilians pass him by,
he only looks down.
In the dark corner of the street,
all he has is nothing but himself.
The shadows are his haven from the suffering that chases.
He hides in them from the problems he faces.
Silence surrounds him on the outside,
but he hears the screeching of metal on the inside.
It is imprisoned inside of him,
waiting to be released once more.
All his bottled anger and stress,
is what created the darkness inside.
He is not proud of what he has done.
Memories are what he wants gone.
His mind begins to collapse,
as rain starts to come down.
He knows he must hold in the pain
to keep him from going insane
Feeling insecure and defenseless,
he drops to his knees helpless.
He puts his hands together.
Faith is something that has not left him.
He then closes his eyes and looks down,
as shadows pass him by.

Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2011 10 Forty Three
Published on Sunday, October 30, 2016.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

My first poem ever! :)
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "Dark Side Inside"

Log in to post comments.
  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, March 22, 2019, sTr8-jAcKeT (823)By person wrote:

    Stop with all the poem of the days man! Making me feel sad from the sheer volume of people that actually care about your works, lol. Just joking but kinda' not. *Peter Griffin* "You bastard..." You have a commitment to writing & I applaud you, 10. I admire how much you've written & the way that you have written them. Grats on another deserving title brother! Keep rocking the craft.

  • Anna McCarra On Friday, January 20, 2017, Anna McCarra (403)By person wrote:

    Oh, your first poem! You really showed the struggle very well; the contrast on what's on the inside and what's on the outside. Struggle, yet faith. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Very nice for your first poem, and you draw on the dark and emotional really well. Scholar

  • 10 Forty Three On Monday, September 12, 2011, 10 Forty Three (759)By person wrote:

    Thank y'all. =)

  • whisperingwalls On Monday, September 12, 2011, whisperingwalls (255)By person wrote:

    Dude! great poem! You write with alot of emotion, and it's clear you draw inspiration from your own life (compared to some generic poetry), it makes it easy to relate to your art and you as an artist. Shadows as a haven, I hear that. Finally, the ending paints the picture of you on the ground praying, with the reality of only the shadows passing by.

  • terris crimson On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, terris crimson (207)By person wrote:

    i really like this. it completely punches with emotion and somewhat completely focused attention. as if your eyes were in a straight foward stare (on a mentality level of course). a trully amazing read that completely exceeds expectations. I sir, applaud you. thanks.

  • Ladyhawke On Monday, April 18, 2011, Ladyhawke (581)By person wrote:

    This is really good! And for your first poem, you hit it on the head. Great wording and pairing here. We all have a first poem and these are ones that mean the most to us. Thnaks for sharing:)

  • A former member wrote: this is awesome and totally relatable. :)

Contribution Level

Poets Bookmarking This Work
10 Forty Three's Favorite Poets
10 Forty Three's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]