Darkness (Writing 101: Day One)

As life goes on for me,

I learn how dark life can be.

I’m reminded

how far i’ve come.


My life is better,

not quite as dark.

I’m learning

to see the light in life.

It’s been a long process.


I’m young; I know that.

Life hasn’t been easy;

I wouldn’t trade it away.

It’s rough for me

to think about the past;

I’m forcing myself to.


That darkness

happened for a reason.

It’s how life works;

Nothing is entirely pointless.

I forget this sometimes.


I’m farther along now;

I’m more happy

than I’ve been before.


I’m closer

to those I care for.

I’m farther along

than I was a year ago.



Published by: Shade

I'm a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology that is searching for their way in life. I want to work with animals by helping them in the future.

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9 thoughts on “Darkness (Writing 101: Day One)”

  1. Brilliantly touching for someone so young. I’ve been in that dark place as well, but in the darkness I found love. As you so wisely said, it happened for a reason. Know that nothing you have ever done or nothing that has ever been done to you has damaged your soul in anyway. You are wise beyond your years, I honor that in you. Well done.

    1. I’m only 17 years old, so finding that isn’t something I can be sure of at this point. Thank you for the compliments. Glad you enjoy my posts.

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