Darkest Night

This night has taken on a coal-black darkness,

No light has entered and no light has escaped.

A chasm of despair and impending doom,

I fear that this night may go on forever.




About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on January 18, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Get out of the dark night

  2. Beautiful poem – but it won’t 🙂 “Nothing lasts forever, not even cold November Rain.” I’m not a big fan of Axl Rose but I hope he got it right there.

  3. It’s very rare to find something that expresses something so terrible in such a beautiful,relateable way.

  4. Amazing write!!!
    Will try to write a continuation for the same tomorrow 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on Praying for Eyebrowz and commented:
    Feel this! By doubleupoet.wordpress.com

  6. not much longer now and the sun WILL rise

  7. Gunslinger Poet

    Lately, dark nights have been much too common an occurance for me. Just breathe….

  8. That darkness can be as beautiful as lightness lest that night consumes us…

  9. Hi, thanks for the follow! Your poems are amazing. Nice to e-meet someone who shares the same interest as me on this one. Looking forward to reading more of them. 🙂

  10. Noo there is always a new dawn. :’) great poem

  11. Accept it, love it, send it away,
    This alone turns night into day.
    Fear it, hold it,
    Live it, it stays!

  12. I enjoyed this poem very much and can so relate.

    \Why do the dark days seems so long and the bright days seems to fly by like birds? But looking back the dark days seem only a little grey and the good days are blindingly bright.

    • Time is a great healer. During those times, we may have the tendency to bemoan our times during dark nights while we are hasty to celebrate rather than soak up the bright days. Thank you for the comment. It’s great to meet you!

  13. There is always another dawn. The Darkness will not, can not last forever.

  14. I love how simple the words are but how meaningful they are too and I can’t tell how they make me feel , this is real poetry , and you are real poet who are brilliant with words , can I follow twice ??

  15. Your heart expressed with words stringed so perfectly. It takes someting as little as a hand in front your eyes to not see the oceans of light around you. Praying for you.

  16. writingluckmore

    As darkness falls,darkness scares us
    we yearn for light that provides shape and form
    making us able to recognize
    to define whats before us
    but what is it we are afraid of really?
    Not the darkness itself.No
    But the truth we know hides deep

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