Darkness

My soul is alight with darkness.
Oh, to not see that I can see.
To avoid seeing the unavoidable;
For I know enough to wish not to comprehend-
Life.
It is so not complicated.

It’s my fault.
The price is mine to pay:
Oh, the guilt, the pain;
To pay that price that I could have avoided paying.
This price:
I am that man,
Created in the image and then the likeness of
The Creator of everything.
What is He like?
I don’t know or don’t want to know?

My soul is alight with darkness.
Oh, to not see that I can see.
To avoid seeing the unavoidable;
For I know enough to wish not to comprehend-
Life.
It is so not complicated.

I know too much to claim ignorance.
So to be is within me
But I am alight in darkness;
To not see that I can see
Is a lie I tell myself.
But that day will come
Responsibility will not be avoidable,
When I must admit that I was,
As I am;
Responsible for Life Eternal,
And not only temporal.

How dare my soul continue to be…

Alight With Darkness
By
Sammie L. Carter
Copyright 19 Nov 2010

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~ by Sam373'sBlog on November 20, 2010.

2 Responses to “Darkness”

  1. ‘For I know enough to wish not to comprehend-
    Life.
    It is so not complicated.’ I really liked these lines. People always say life is complicated and you created a contrast.
    Nice.

    Like

  2. Wonderful poem, (a mess of very known feelings), emotionally charged….but remember – it’s always darkest before the dawn….
    thank you for your visit and kind comment Sam,
    wishing you a calm afternoon..

    Like

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