This is a poem regarding how I feel, in general, about my life today and in looking back over the years. It is about the solitude that is experienced in life and knowing that there is no other way.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems

The Darkness
If only it were so simple,
to cruise through life smelling roses;
but the obstacles blacken the countryside,
and we unwittingly crush them beneath our boots.

Dreams sustain us through the madness;
goals give a finish line to our race.
Yet they change with every turn, around every wall,
and remain elusive throughout the quest.

Mistakes are made, and regrets are our luggage;
we will drag them with us to slow us down.
The victories are flashes of light, sudden and unlasting, which allow us
to glimpse the road ahead before darkness descends.

Love is bitter, yet it is the bread that keeps us.
Over and over it fills us up, only to starve us.
The people whom we love shape our destinies and our strengths,
yet leave us cold and alone in the darkness.

There are others trying to race to the end;
occasionally, we bump into one or two.
The bonds we form help us down the path less lonely
but eventually, we lose each other in the darkness.

Alone is not a bad way to be;
it clears your head and focuses you on the journey.
Cherish the short intervals during the quest you have with others,
but be prepared to walk alone in the darkness.

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  • Angela
    This is a very touching poem, i relatre to it. I'm so happy someone is understanding the same consept of life that i am.
  • melisa
    This poem has such meaning! I think it is unique, because it can fit several different aspects of many peoples lives.
  • Patricia
    This poet mind me about my life same time and that how I feel like most of the time when my father think he is better then everybody around him.
  • Chris
    This poem really speaked to me i seem to feel like those roses latelty that r being trampled so i can really relate to this poem gratz to u Christinia
  • Suresh
    Actually it says about the strength of the lonelyness. I Really liked it.
  • Lifeless
    I do see some philosophy in this poem, though I do see that it is written after an experience that distorted the writer’s life and way of accepted wisdom, For me it gives confer that only numbered people feel the same … It touches the shield of our hearts Living yet lifeless … AnGeL!
  • kareem
    really wonderful poem , touches me so much
  • Christopher
    I very much enjoyed this poem. It is such a touchingly true story of a persons life. Friends may come but they don't always stay is such a true statement. That part especially rang true with me because Im afraid I'm drifting apart from someone who was such a great friend in the past. Well I will blabber no longer, I leave with one last statement- This is a great poem!
  • Tammi
    I like this it him home
  • javier
    I can't tell you how much this poem means to me. This is what has happened to me. I have read this poem countless times only to discover new meanings. I have been looking for a poem that fits my life, and I thank God for someone special as you to have written about a life that has mirrored my own. God has touched me through your poem. Thank You so Much!
  • Toasty
    i have been through soome rough times in the past months and i am just glad to feel that i am not the only one that feels this way thanks to this poem inpreticular i feel like there is just a bit more hope to hold on while i take the lonely road once again thanks Toasty
  • Isabel
    Well written in every way. even made me come to tears. GREAT POEM!
  • Rita
    this poem is soo sad but i like it. It touched me in my sad hear and remind me the reason that I've leaved my boyfriend. I like it.
  • john
    this is how i have lived most of my life alone and sad wanting to end it all but you are right to just keep walking is better than stoping
  • ghada
    when i read this poem (the darkness) i felt as if the auther is talking about me,this poem is very real and touches deeply
  • Traci
    I like this a lot.
  • Lisa
    This is a very personal poem. I felt as though it was written from my own thoughts. I just lost an extremely close friend and her words echo my feelings. beautiful poem
  • Pip
    so true.
  • Andrea
    Life is a sad, lonely journey. Christinia has described it beautifully in her poem. Shame that people are so busy trying to succeed in life, that they forget that success is measured by how many lives you have touched.
  • maygan
    i loved this poem, it's not depressing to me it's realistic, i mean life really is a roller coaster of ups and downs but the downs seem to outweigh the ups and she totally gets that and i loved it b/c of that.
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