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Delicious Darkness


As a child I was terrified of the darkness
Of what lurked in it
Of the shadows that fought for freedom
Of the nightmares that were sure to hit

Now I'm all grown up
And the darkness is my silent friend
It blankets me with its velvety mysteries
I crave it now; I'll follow it to the bitter end

It is my safety
It hides my fears away
It is my energy
I bask in it just to make it through the day

It is my greatest strength
It's given me a strong inner life
It is a source of true silence to rest my mind
It strengthens my spirit, eases my strife

It is my solitude
It cultivates me
In it I am delightfully alone
It opens my mind's eye to see

In it I feel whole
I'm so lonely in a crowded room
I find it stifling
The darkness is my light, not my gloom

When I'm bathed in the harsh light
I get so worn out
I wish people would stop disturbing my peace of mind
Let me get lost here, rid myself of my doubt

The world is an assault to my ears
There is too much going on in it, too much noise
Too much fighting
Too much that destroys

I need my time in the dark to restore my sanity
To find my inner peace
It is the way that I recharge and reboot
It is my sweet release

My life is so much more interesting here in the dark
I can get away from it all
I surround myself with scandalously soft blankets
And find the cover of darkness a safe place to bawl

It is where I can cry without anyone asking me what is wrong
It is where I can laugh without explaining why
It is where I can be as weird as I want
It is where I can be down in the dumps and high as the sky

The darkness is my oasis
It is where I've learned to by myself at last
It is where I learned I'm not defined by others
It is where all my deepest questions are asked

It is my tranquility
Oh sweet solitude
Time to pause and reflect
To let go and conclude

My vision becomes clearer
The darkness lets me see my heart
This is where I spend my most perfect hours
This time here is what sets me apart

In it rests the silence
I am still and I listen
I find out what I'm made of
My dreams are christened

My mind is so loud
It never stops
But in the darkness I find the off button
And for a moment I'm not a spinning top

The world holds still for me
Silence engulfs me
My deepest parts come out to play
And everything else ceases to be

Bathe me in black
Give me some alone time to bless
Surround me with nothingness
Oh my delicious darkness

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