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Wherever You Are

Wherever You Are

Come out, come out, wherever you are;
whether you're near – or whether you’re far.
Crawl from the abyss, come into the light;
embrace me, sweet darkness, just hold on real tight..

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Come here, come here, I’ll flail in your hands.
They're strong, and rough, like rusted steel bands.
My neck is so perfect, such soft suppleness
is lost on a monster like you, I confess.

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Come forth, come forth – let fear flow from me;
I'll scream, you'll beg...whatever will be.
You’ll find where I’m hiding, no matter the place.
I'll laugh while you cry as light fades from my face.

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Why me, why us – is that all we can say?
I squint, you smile – my false face ebbs away.
Come out, come out, for eternity.
I see in the mirror the monster is me.
 

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Tony Taylor

WOW!! PROFESSOR!!......I find the craziness of this to be the protagonist that chills..... those closing lines being the horror of it all!! ~

        ~ "Come out, come out, for eternity.
            I see in the mirror the monster is me."

Your gift shines once again in this dark, poetic, tale......LOVE it dear poet brother!!........ALL STARS!!...... LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo 👍👍✴❤❤✴😊

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for being the first one to read this AND respond, Tony.
I know I can always count on you, bro!
Love & Rockets, my friend,
~Dean  :)

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Larry Ran

My Dear Dean,

Sometimes we are Jekyll, sometimes we are Hyde
Sometimes there is something, takes us to the other side
Then, not our true selves, the evil sets in
Yet, soon we return, until it all rebegins

Love,
Larry xxx

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Dean Kuch

That's very true, Larry.
We all have our "days", don't we.
Much obliged for your poetic response.
~Dean  :}

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Cherie Sumner

HI Dean.....I think we can sometimes shock ourselves at what we see when we really take time to see what is in our soul....but that can also help us to work on changing what scares us...those last lines really are scary...because they speak truth!  You are great at dark writes....Pulled me in.  Perfect pic too!  xo ;)

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Dean Kuch

As always I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me on this poem, Cherie.
Like I told you before, more often than not I write about the things that frighten me the most.
The thought that I could just lose it and go off on everyone and everything around me is a persistent one.
Hugs!
~Dean <3

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Faith Van Riel

I totally agree with Cherie you are great at those Dark Writes!!  Great photo too, it really makes you read into the depth of the story...xo

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Twilla Carpenter

Wow Dean! Your really on a roll lately! I'm swimming in the rhythm of words and the dark beauty they convey!

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