My Darkling

By Ashburn


In the darkness of my mind lies an evil
A shredded cape and the red eyes glare
A creature of darkness with an angry stare
He says to me I helped you survive 
It's because of me your still alive!

In my dreams I fight myself till my fists are bloody
In my mind he creates the bonds of control 
When I give in that is when I am a puppet 
And my stage a cell

Now here I am singing the song of despair
Chained to my past with demons to entertain
Staring into this hellmouth of misery
Is there no way out?

Each note that comes out 
Is a scream of torture and agony
When will I be free?
When will I break out of this cage?

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Copyright 2014 Ashburn
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014.     Filed under: "Horror" and "Poetry"
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  • tonebone On Friday, May 15, 2020, tonebone (53)By person wrote:

    My dear Ashburn. I liked this dark yarn. Im always excited to see where the seemingly tortured soul finds itself in the end. But what I dont usually get to do is actully ask the poet throgh comments question like 'is this you' or are you writing third person? It sounds like there is some sort of pack with the entity that at times provided succor to the tortured soul decrying the bondage of said "charactor trait." I hope there's a sequel if not an ending! I also like it because it reminds me to embrace my darkness as well as my lightness at whatever cost both will exact. I try sometimes at great protest to decry whatever pound of flesh one or the other has excised but have come to realize that without the recognition of both, I'm negating a very crucial existential conviction not only for my own fleshy actuality but in recognition of fellow flesh bags alike. But I digress...thank you good job and write more please...tb

  • Ashburn On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Ashburn (7)By person wrote:

    Thank you all for your amazing comments, I appreciate the advice also and will look into that!

  • soul_versing On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, soul_versing (1098)By person wrote:

    Where would we all be without manipulation because some cannot function without it. I like the tone throughout and the provoking thought you left me with. Hello poet and welcome to the valley. Bows- Scholar

  • megaprime81 On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, megaprime81 (868)By person wrote:

    I recommend to you the song "gravitational constant" by Type O Negative. Perhaps that will answer your questions. Great write, by the way. 10

  • KatherineStyles132 On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, KatherineStyles132 (24)By person wrote:

    I really like this poem, I like how true it is. You've done an amazing job!

  • poe_lover28 On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, poe_lover28 (248)By person wrote:

    I can relate very well, I constantly feel encaged and bound, like I have no choices for myself, im very sorry you also do, I loved the write though, very raw and angry

  • WakeUp11 On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, WakeUp11 (39)By person wrote:

    I loved this! Well written, and very honest! Stunning piece! Nice work 10

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