The Man Who Lives in Darkness

The Man Who Lives in Darkness

I am the man who lives in darkness
Though all I show is tenderness
Inhaling doubt and depression
Exhaling joy and compassion
Brining light to those around
Though shadows rule my ground
I absorb your woe and guilt
So, your soul will never wilt
Yet mine has already crumbled
Too many times have I stumbled
Now I am the dirt you walk on
Swaying your path from the wrong
The purpose I alone am suited for
For only I know the final score


About shoelessboywonder

Poet and cook, I'm just starting out in the web world trying to grow a fan base for my poetry, it seems like its off to a good start and the site is also made for me to improve upon my writing skills so please rate and comment on the poems you like best, feedback is the greatest way to success thanks for checking me out and my site. View all posts by shoelessboywonder

4 responses to “The Man Who Lives in Darkness

  • Blossom Dreams

    There are too many great lines in this to refer to any one in particular – but I love this poem. It describes perfectly the act that folks with depression put on, and the depths they go to, to help others, when inside they are all torn up.

    I wear this veneer myself, as I suffer from depression.

    Chloe xx

  • Sue Dreamwalker

    I agree with Blossom Dreams.. you capture that feeling of putting yourself out for others only to have them walk all over you and not notice you in return.. Well scripted..

  • The Lonely Recluse

    A beautiful poem. This more or less encompasses who I am, or would be if those I know who need help would accept the need for help, if you see what I mean. Great read.
    The Lonely Recluse.

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