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Dark Story

I met Shadow
And I thought
He was my friend
But he betrayed me.
He grabbed my hand
And led me away
To his homeplace of the Night.
Shadow and Dark and Night
Brainwashed my heart and mind
And tricked me to believe
That The Darkness was
Forever my friend.
I sat waiting
In a black storm cloud chair,
Bound up in lightning rods
That zapped me and shocked me
Every time I moved.
I waited for Light or Luminescence
To come and rescue me
And carry me back home
To my homeplace of the Sun,
But no one came for a while.
I began to lose hope,
Still tied up in the
Electrifying lightning rods
Until one day,
I awoke
To hear a challenging
Battle cry,
And I knew they’d heard
My cries for help,
My true friends from The Sun.
A battle went on that day,
Between the light
And the dark.
From my storm cloud chair,
I could see
The terrible battle view.
I saw Shadow fall
To the ground
And fade away forever.
I only cried a little;
He had caused me
To become one
With The Darkness.
He was the reason the Sun
And the Darkness
Were fighting a war.
He had tricked me
Into thinking
That the Darkness
Was my friend,
And I felt no sorrow
As I stared at the spot
Where Shadow
Had vanished forever.
I only felt worried for
The end of the battle to come,
Afraid for the loss
That might cost me my life.
But a win,
Unprecedented in the war,
A win that was unexpected,
That shook the
Lightning rod chains
And broke them to pieces,
That made all the shadows
Flee in utter fear,
That made the Sun
Rise up in the sky,
That made the darkness
Hide in terror,
That made the light
Burst through the storm clouds.
I stood up and stretched,
My limbs tingling still from the
Shocking lightning rods.
I saw Light and Luminescence
Running toward me
With open arms
And embracing me
With joy and the warmth of the Sun,
And gently brushing away
The darkness that still clung to me
And holding me tightly.
I knew I was wrong to think
My friends would ever
Abandon me,
My true friends
From the Sun,
Because the Light
Had come back for me,
And The Light had won.
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Submitted by lonely-blue-sheep on April 02, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

2:19 min read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Text too long
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 2,050
Words 466
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 93

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