Here’s yet another poem about darkness/evil/hate/etc. I promise I’m actually I very cheerful and bright person, and not a borderline depressed girl. It’s just that when I think about darkness, I get moody; when I get moody, I write poems. And when I write poems, I share them with y’all! 😀 But in reality, although I think about good vs. evil quite a lot, I have seriously had more than a few people tell me to “stop smiling so much.” So, I’m happy; just melancholically poetic (yes, that’s a word; you know because I used it just now).

I also wrote this when I was experimenting with different metres. This poem is trochaic tetrameter, and “darkness,” “evil,” and “monster” all immediately occurred to me in quick succession when I started trochaic.

I’m planning on writing a companion poem to this, but more hopeful. You know, because “brightness,” “sunlight,” and “saintly” are all trochaic, too. Let me know if you think that’s a good idea, or a waste of time. (Actually, I’m just trying to get someone to leave a comment once in a while!) 😉 Enjoy the poem! Trochaic tetrameter is one of my favourites!


Darkness hides in many places,

Blatant evil done by monsters.

Man’s a wicked, scheming creature;

Guarding darkness, hurting others.

Is there beauty in this broken

World of pain and lust and bloodshed?

Everywhere I look I see such

Horror, hatred, selfish things done.

Failed to find love in these people;

Look away in shame and sadness.

So I turn to trees and forests,

Sweeping skies and rolling mountains.

Here I see the hand of glory,

Fingerprints of love surrounding.

Thus I find myself inspired;

Stars tell me a better story.

People scheme and fight in anger;

Tigers prowl just to survive in

This poor earth that suffers greatly

At the hand of mankind’s evil.


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Original poem by KiWi. Copyright 2017.

Cover photo credit: Google Images.

I just really like tigers; they’re my favourite big cat. I know a 2-year-old who for some reason calls me “Tiger,” but I see no need to correct her. 🙂

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