Throw away the key to me and don’t look back

Hello darkness my old friend,
You’re going to regret,
Summoning me again.

I told you I have extremes so far fetched of so far fetched,
Don’t be summoning this darkness, in bone marrow etched.
Shades of black you never thought existed of murky misery,
I have but two extremes, tender love or all out savagery.

Thin skinned knees, marks from prostration,
Every which way you think, you lack the imagination.
To comprehend this shade of ugly, what lurks beneath,
I’m not something  of which you want to sink your teeth.

Into, around, not even in the same vicinity,
With open arms they’d welcome me into a mental facility.
I can be led by the finger by an infant,
Or make you regret your very existence.

When I left her, him, it’s always the same,
A trail of regret, devastation and blame.
They want me back, they don’t care for the darkness,
But I can’t, once bitten forever heartless.

Sure, I can write, sure I can rhyme,
Make you think with words, all is fine,
Line by line, entertain you sublime,
But you’d never know what lurks in this fucked up mind.


Prompted to write about darkness that old friend.
Share your darkness, message me a link in this thread.
Written, photographic, music, artistic, anything. Doesn’t even have to be yours, something you like, a written piece, a poem, song, picture, painting.

9 thoughts on “Throw away the key to me and don’t look back”

  1. After much loss and life’s horrors, I suffered a darkness. During this time of my life, I read Baudelaire religiously. It’s dark and strangely beautiful. And Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s songs, which may be too dark. I can no longer listen to it. It’s like Circe luring you to your demise…

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      1. Sorry, Wessam, about fb. I took personally that you seemed to have an anger towards white people. But I was on my death bed in the hospital, and took personally what I shouldn’t have. Listen, I only think you to be of highest honor in my eyes. I just want you to know that. I understand if you’re pissed at me or simply don’t give a damn. But there are numbered days for me now and I just want to give peace and blessings. You don’t have to answer. Bless you and your loved ones in this crazy life and the next. Please forgive.

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  2. Salam Julie. I’m not pissed, but I had no idea about it until a few days ago. I think this conversation is a little beyond the scope of messaging here. I’ll send you my email, I think you assume that the word white in the context used refers to a person or people per se. I’d like to assure you it does not, it refers to the structural racism that is at the helm of driving the social rhetoric. As you are aware the devastating racism in place currently is structural not really individual. But never mind that, I’m devastated at hearing what you’re going through. I’m absolutely gutted. Wallah, you popped into my mind two days ago as I wondered what happened to you, ie I couldn’t see you. Perhaps this was Allah reminding me to think of you. I’ll send you my email inshallah. Please be well, have good opinion of me and more importantly of Allah.


    1. Thank you, Wessam. Please do contact me via email. I would love to have you as a friend again on FB, if you’re not upset with me. Strange that sometimes we can feel close to people who live so far away. And I know that you’re right, what you said.

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