the darkness


the darkness

the abyss is my playground
in the darkness i dwell
i bleed sulfur from self inflicted wounds
and bring death with the twist of my mind
i am putrid and vile
i am the fear that stalks you in your dreams
the nightmare incarnate
i am the hair that stands up on the back of your neck
the shiver that runs down your spine
and the shadow that creeps into the corner of your eye
your screams are like music to my ears
sing for me...
scream for me
with fear as my strength
your fear is my faith
fear me

i am the doubt in the back of your mind
the little voice that tells you that you should be afraid very afraid...

for i am the darkness
and the darkness is me
i will crush the light
and shatter your dreams
i will bewilder your faith
and make you doubt what you believe

i will cast fire upon your world
and burn it to the ground
i will kill your spirit
while you pray outloud
i will break your will
with a crushing sound

i will own your soul
and steal your breath
my name you will know
for i AM the darkness

come play with me in the empty abyss
come dwell with me in nothingness
come stare wantingly into my eyes
come burn in my infernal fire




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knight4696 commented on the darkness


Wow Dano - I love this one .. Very Dark and powerful .. Evil reigns deep in the darkness of our minds .. Great Job and straight to my faves! :) Ken



thanks ken

Marsink commented on the darkness


Darkness has come to 'play for keeps'! The narrators posture of power is unquestionable and relentless. so much evil quells hope--I guess he's not a prophet, though lol. Excellent work to dread by! Applause Crescendo!



thanks marsink... i wanted there to be a superior feeling of power within these words

GUSTY commented on the darkness





thanks for taking the time to read and comment

Olan01 commented on the darkness


Hell is often seen as the abyss or chasm of the deep, an chilling portrayal of fear and the imbodiment of evil seen in religious mythos. I fear not for no chills for me but an excellent poem.



thanks for reading olan

Rhymer commented on the darkness


WOW ! Is the next winner in the contest. Such a dark write temptations luring the reader into the abyss of hell. 10 from me my friend.



thanks as always rhymer

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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