Strangers In The Dark

The devil played a dirty trick makin you so beautiful
As if to say no matter what you’ll walk away
Until death do us part you can have my heart
Or one of us gets bored finds some new thread
That shines brighter than the others we’d bound together
And then one of us will pull to see what new dream lies beneath
What new truth to burn all others that came before this braided wreath

I never knew that love could be so violent
One moment we run to catch up with each other when we do we are silent
Searching for the words that before came so easily
Now we choose the sharp ones cutting to be free
I never knew that love could be so terrible
You want me when I hurt you never when I don’t
You should know what you’re making
But the words get stuck in my throat
A devil with a soul an angel with the mark both are bound to fall
It all comes round again to strangers in the dark

Now I just watch you watch you walk away
Searching for that next gold thread that leads to another broken day
Oblivious to the wheel that we’re all just spinning on
Stupid monkeys with our brains and cliched living songs
Climbed out of the water to come die in a different place
But not before we suffer every loving horrible disgrace
I don’t know what you want me to tell you
We can’t yet hear anything but ourselves
Our lives are what we live on and we live them for no one else

I never knew that love could be so violent
One moment we run to catch up with each other when we do we are silent
Searching for the words that before came so easily
Now we choose the sharp ones cutting to be free
I never knew that love could be so terrible
You want me when I hurt you never when I don’t
You should know what you’re making
But the words get stuck in my throat
A devil with a soul an angel with the mark both are bound to fall
It all comes round again to strangers in the dark

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7 comments

    1. I wanted to thank you again for reading and commenting on my work it means a great deal to me. Should you be so inclined check out my YouTube channel “DaveReadin” I have a couple spoken word poems I’ve posted their, with more to come.

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  1. Hi Charles, I found your poem understandably very distressing. I do feel for you and what led you to write such a powerful poem. Love shouldn’t be painful, it should be giving and forgiving. As soon as one voluntarily hurts the other there is no meaning to it as, if they do, they don’t love enough. I do hope you are in a better place now as I know that love does hurt but I believe that it shouldn’t, and if it does, it isn’t right. Look after yourself. Sending you love and healing.x

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    1. Thanks Christelle for taking the time to read my work. When I write it is from a place that wants to reflect what I feel directly onto the page. However, regardless of what I feel, or have felt, none of these things has ever yet given me over to believing in any particularly negative creedo. If I write things that sound perhaps somewhat negative, it is only to give artistic acknowledgement of said feeling. I Believe we should acknowledge our highs and lows but I will never be consumed by either one. Thank you again so much for taking the time to write, that someone would enjoy my poetry means a great deal to me.

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