Our shadows are linked.
That means our darkness is bound.
I know your soul,
Broken before it was found.
It has been mine before it could be fixed
The river styx calls your name constantly...
It's deafening.
They want you back with the exception of the thoughts that consume you.
What do you believe in?
Whats your poison?
So many souls demand redemption.
So I mourn your innocence.
I’ll play you my requiem,
So you can feel,
And find credence in pain.
If your scars could talk,
They would scream hypocrisy
It’s your shame that you let out in the open.
And it’s your scars that spell out an ill omen.

Your so weak to the evil i give you,
where is your resistance?
Is that your wish?
I can inflict the level of pain that you cast upon others.
Is that not a dream?
Blissful respite?
Very few can walk a path of radiance.
And even less can walk the earth unscathed.
When you float in pure darkness it is not what you see that should be feared.

To feel a calmness so rare,
You will never grasp control.
I envy you.

About this poem

A bond tied by sin is a bond nonetheless.

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Written on August 15, 2023

Submitted by Xarxar on August 14, 2023

1:07 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,024
Words 224
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 19, 9, 3


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  • Vixility
    These were the notes I took on your poem a while back:

    “A dark poem with a Baudelaire feel to it, the narrator speaks to an individual whose innocence fell victim to an abiding darkness—a darkness that now seems to be glorified as the acceptable reality.”

    They don’t seem to match the ‘about your poem’ comment, but I was wondering if they come close to your poem’s theme?
    LikeReply 28 months ago
    • Xarxar
      Thank you for your interpretation :) it is very parallel to what I had in mind while writing this the idea, the idea of two individuals feeding off of eachothers weaknesses in a romanticised way (only in their heads though haha) 
      LikeReply7 months ago
  • JoeStrickland
    Very good work
    LikeReply 38 months ago
    • Xarxar
      thank you joey :)
      LikeReply7 months ago


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