darkness into daylight

Written by: John Goodman

darkness into daylight

i want to kick the darkness ‘till it bleeds daylight

i want to expose the darkness

that permeates the souls of

passive aggressive fathers and mothers

who live in their own denial

and lay the foundation

for future psychopaths

i want to tear down the cancerous wall of denial

that eats at the soul of our society

and continues to turn the beautiful promise of humanity

into a sick farce.

i want my poetry to go into

psychiatrists offices

jail cells

and bedrooms that resound with deafening sorrow and misery

wish my poetry

could get her to turn the barrel away from her mouth

and believe

get the kid away from the crack pipe

and believe

get humanity to organize

and believe.