Dark Night Day

Innocent Dreamer fear can only be imagined.

You have spooked yourself into despondency.

Deserter, your comfort is always Here.

Your revenge, your tears, your laughter,

Lay in the shadows of Perception.

You are Safe, Never forsaken, never unLoved.

Why do you go on, and on, and on

With waggish lunacy?

Is it boredom?


Or is it because the Hunger Game is too Sensational?


Or despairing?

Has your Costume become too unbearable?

Too real?

We laughed with mirth and amusement while We
designed it.

Have you forgotten insanity cannot be understood,

Only forgiven.

Will you

Let go

Let go

Let go?

Only then will you remember Day while culled into the Play of Night.

About this poem

Written at a time when despair was my daily friend. I lost my faith in religion, my safety net. I had to find a new way of thinking, feeling, and living.

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Written on October 15, 2010

Submitted by Oceanloveisland on November 14, 2022

Modified by Oceanloveisland on May 24, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X A X X X X X A X B B AX X X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 704
Words 158
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1

Amanda East

I grew up in Utah. I have four kiddos. I am now in a healthy happy relationship. I am spiritual, but not religious. I love thinking deeply about the purpose of life. more…

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Discuss the poem Dark Night Day with the community...

  • Symmetry58
    Moms of four kiddos - they're such showoffs. The unmitigated nerve of you showing up on this site posting poetry good enough to make me feel cruddy about my life choices!

    I'm off to look for something worth plagiarizing.

    On a serious note - you're a damn good writer/poet...DAMN good. ;-)
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • kimgrant1966
    Love it!!
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • ludy_b
    Being able to have a good look at yourself with humor, is a blessing. Being able to express this so well, is great. Well done.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • teril
    This is beautiful. It expresses hard feelings, but it brings comfort as well.
    LikeReply 11 year ago


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