Yesterday after writing Pitch Black Night I looked for a few quotes as well as some of my old poetry. I found that I write about darkness a lot. I’ve gotten lost along the way and looking back I can’t imagine anything comparing to my feelings right now. Not of sadness or loss, but just being ‘lost’ and ‘dark’.
Being alone always represents darkness to me, especially being lost and alone. I picture myself at the bottom of some hole, or wandering around at night.
The sky went black,
My eyes went blind,
Darkness surrounded me,
When you left me behind
excerpt from Path of Darkness
I found that searching through several old poems and I thought it was pretty dead on about how I feel right now. However after hitting rock bottom, you can always go up from there.
If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day.”
— Tupac Shakur
Another good one is Tupac’s poem, The Tears in Cupid’s Eyes.
In The Event of My Demise
In the event of my demise
When my heart can beat no more
I hope I die for a principle
Or a belief that I had live for.
I will die before my time,
Because I feel the shadow’s depth
So much I wanted to accomplish
Before I reached my death.
I have come to grips with the possibility
And wiped the last tear from my eyes
I loved all who were positive
In the event of my demise!
by Tupac Shakur
I recently checked out Tupac Shakur’s book of poetry, The Rose That Grew from Concrete. All in all the poems were good, but I had a few favorites.
The Tears in Cupid’s Eyes
The day you chose to leave me
It rained constantlly outside
In truth I swore the rain to be
The tears in Cupid’s eyes.
Cupid’s Smile II
I ran outside to feel the rain
and I stayed outside awhile
When the rain was done, along came the sun
and that was Cupid’s smile!
The two poems are short, but catchy and have to go together.