The Dark

by Dan Garcia-Black

Close your eyes.
What do you see?
I see faces, ghosts
from the past.
Some in pain.
Some laughing at me.
Some are people I've loved
changing into angry,
disfigured monsters.
Compared to that,
what fear can
the dark alone hold?

Go ahead, Father.
I'm ready.
Turn out the light.


Posted on 02/07/2006
Copyright © 2020 Dan Garcia-Black

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/10/06 at 09:43 AM

Dan, I love this, because I've learned that darkness can be a calming friend, especially when I'm not in charge and there's always a light to guide my way. You've got my votes for all kinds of things on this.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 02/14/06 at 02:30 PM

Pure truth expressed perfectly.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 02/16/06 at 08:38 PM

Well penned, Dan. There is more to the dark than the opposite of light.

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