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Darkness

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Darkness

Blonde hair strands hang across her face
Wisps lie plastered to her wet forehead
Eyes closed
Her arm hangs loosely over the edge of the bed.
A white, stained sheet clings to the lower half of her naked body.
I sit naked on the edge of the bed
Exhausted.
Staring down at the backs of my hands
I rub a palm across my brow.
Rolling my neck slowly I catch a glimpse of you lying there.
I see all we used through the night, spread around the bed and floor.

I smile to the voice in my head as I remember the moaning, screaming, groaning.
The way the night started in argument, yelling, name calling
I rise slowly and pick the items up from around you.
The silk ties, handcuffs and toys
I breathe in the silence.
Now there is no anger, no hatred.
I lift the edge of the sheet and remove the knife.
Tossing it into the basin, I step into the shower……….


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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Sweet Imagination penned in to a beautiful poem. Enjoyed, am smiling here, lovely friend. Loved always, bl

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/27/2013 9:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you bl =)
  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:52:00 AM

    Thom Now I am afraid of you. LOL This is a very intense, deep, scary and emotional write. You fool the reader into thinking it's about passion and love then they get slammed with death. Nice job Hugs Thanks for commenting on my Sexiness poem. I appreciated it.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/20/2013 8:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nothing to be afraid of here..... away from my keyboard I'm as timid as a mouse =P
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 2:13:00 AM

    Dark indeed:) I try to write like that all the time, but I cant quite make up my mind about the quality of my darkness:) Great write, this!! And, thank you for stopping by my work...much appreciated.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/23/2013 2:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you for your kind comments. I think sometimes the key is what do you want to make the readers feel? Happy, sad, shocked....... Then you can direct what you write towards what you want them to feel.
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 4:08:00 PM

    Wow! A very intense and dark poem. I really loved the suspenseful twist at the end! Fantastic work!

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/18/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I never saw this as being such an intense emotional piece. Sometimes maybe we stand to close to the wall and have to step back to see the impact we have with our writing.
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:03:00 PM

    man dude.....that was intense....nice twist at the end.....didn't expect that. I am going to put you down as one of my favorite poets.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/14/2013 10:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Wayne for the fav and the comment! Sometimes when we write poems or stories we don't really see the emotion or impact it may have. We have a certain picture in our own mind and can't see what readers may see. I am glad this is having such an impact =D
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 8:32:00 AM

    I kind of thought wow... wow! Thomas, you got some imagination. and all I saw was a dark twisted guy,,, red all over.. wow.. I got to say, I hope the stains on the bed are from a KY jelly... LOL, after all you did say handcuffs. Okay, I am going to call the cops now.... hahahah JK... enjoyed this thriller... xox~ Linda

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/14/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *whistles innocently while twiddling thumbs* My imagination is ....what I do. You wouldn't want me to only write romantic love poems now would you? I need to keep people coming back to see what I'm up to next. As for the stained sheet - that is part of your imagination..... mmm...must re-read I thought they left the KJ Jelly in the drawer!
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 5:43:00 AM

    Wo!~ Instense, you don't take to pen lightly my friend, I suspect neither in life, enjoyed your verse, love xxx

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/14/2013 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    was something a little different to try. I am a thoughtful, generally quiet person. I like to dance with wallflowers and tell silly jokes to the shy girls. =)