Many Meanings of Darkness

This poem was inspired by my friend and fellow writer/presenter/bloger/adventurer Jalene Case. Feel free to comment on this post any other meanings of darkness. Breathe in this poem my dears. -Dawn

Many meanings of darkness

Renewal of sleep
where you meet your shadows.
Dark is deep, thick and rich
as liquid chocolate.
Swim through dreams
trying on possibilities.
Work through worry
letting it bubble up
so that daylight
may disperse it.

Dark depths in the murk
Wallow until up
is your obvious choice
when you’re ready to let go
and rise.

Death and fragility
hit close
Witness loved ones
decline and pass
Sadness, loss, regret
Bits of darkness
stay with you
making life more precious,
making memories more vivid
and moments of gratefulness
come easier.

Hormone and body changes
Struggle with mood
Decreased coping
Easily stressed
Unreasonable emotions.
Ready for a shift.
Ready for the light to come back
New light, new self-love
New realization of your talents
and the gift of those who love you.

In the darkness,
we discover
our true friends
those who listen,
those who do not fear
our dark time
but hold a space for us,
keep a candle lit for us.

the absence of light
yet all the colors
are still there
only our sense of sight
cannot see them.
A time of intuition,
of listening,
of being in your heart.

Darkness before
the phoenix rises,
before the butterfly
emerges, before
we hatch into our new form
be it life in a failing body
or without a loved one
or in a new stage of life.

Only in the darkness
can you see the stars.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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