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The Darkness Didn’t Take You

Melody Playford uses poetry as an outlet for sharing memories

I ask for darkness
And the shadows begin to cast themselves
My eyes are forced shut
And all I can feel is the coolness of the insincerity

I’m able to take a peek
And see the fogginess of your lies settle
The air is as dense as a brick wall
The air is as colourful as a burning building
I hear screaming, but see no one around

I see myself in your hazel eyes;
I look like I’ve been split into pieces
Fragments are scattered along the hollow ground

Who will pick me up when I can’t pick up myself?
You’re always there,
Always ready to piece me back when I tumble.

But, you’re gone
And I’ll never be put back
There’s no way to bring you back
There’s no way to remove the heaviness of this air


Melody Playford is a second-year English and art history student.


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Reader Comments

# 1
Posted by Daniel History%202007 on February 17th, 2013 @ 1:18 am

Hi Melody, I like how you use metaphor in your poem.

# 2
Posted by Igor Suhyh Cinema2013 on December 8th, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

Nice use of visual and auditory stimulation. Keep up the great work 🙂

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