a journey into the dark


a journey into the dark

the world is darkest in the light
as i raise my hands to shield my eyes
the shadows present a familiar guise
and i reflect back upon my life

the days ive spent within my shell
a sometimes overwhelming hell
within myself an endless well
of saddened tales that i can tell

all of the pain that i project
and all the hits i must deflect
with slashing thoughts i dissect
and try to repair my cracked defect

as i dwell in this darkened place
i fail to recognize my own face
endless tears flood my space
and i reside in self disgrace

my psyche here to comfort me
to help me keep my sanity
to guide me through the darkening
when my eyes are blind and i cant see


my travel through this blinding dark
has taken its toll upon my heart
ive nearly torn myself apart
trying to end so i can start

i stand and walk and sometimes fall
ive tried to run before i could crawl
i stumble forth into withdraw
smashing headlong into walls

someday i will find my way
through this dark and twisted maze
past the thoughts of my dismay
and free from slicing razor blades

until the time that i can be
free from all this misery
myself and i both agree
into the dark i must proceed

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MarionYost commented on a journey into the dark


This is awesome Dano, Hard to believe I've know of you only a couple of months and you are one of my favorite poets on here. Great job. All the best -Marion-



one of your favorite poets?? thanks so much

ginga commented on a journey into the dark


Dano, The flow, raw emotion, passion, and haunting yet disturbing images, bring the reader to hope that the subject will one day except the light and be cast out of their doom. ginga



thanks so much for stopping by

JadedJezzabel commented on a journey into the dark


once again you touch my heart with your words............like you are talking about my life



this is the best compliment that i can get from someone... that my words touch your heart... thank you for commenting

WordSlinger commented on a journey into the dark


You are hitting poetry hard, the beginning is to frak'n cool, I love it, ty WS



thanks wordslinger

Olan01 commented on a journey into the dark


Very good work, Dano. You have painted a realistic scene of a soul searching. Olan.



thanks olan

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

Dano’s Poems (150)

Title Comments
Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7