Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 20
“For today’s prompt, write a dark poem. Cave poems, poems at night, and no electricity poems–these are all appropriate for today’s prompt. Of course, dark has several other connotations as well. An underdog is often known as a dark horse, a villain may have a dark heart, and Batman is known as the Dark Knight.
Of a most stormy life was drawn,
and arbitrary blackness gallops in
as dark as the leathery dead.
Pull the shades down
in the cave of black Despair.
This is my torture,
my long nights alone.
Alone~Edgar Allan Poe
Mad Girl’s Love Song~Sylvia Plath
45 Mercy Street~Anne Sexton
The Ballad of Reading Gaol~Oscar Wilde
The Traveller~Maya Angelou