Some people are pretty positive.

They look on the bright side.

It doesn’t matter how bad,

They will find something good.


This is, I think, a great way to be.

It is a straight way to happiness.

The only problem with it is

They are not prepared.


Sometimes life does not treat you well.

Sometimes things happen that are unexpected.

And sometimes life changes you.

Life can change you from a positive person


To someone who looks down every alley,

Wondering at every shadow.

And if you come to this crossroads,

Beware thoughts that come in the night.


If darkness finds you, it will hold on tight.

It will not be easy to shake it off.

For you have been through something

That has changed you forever.


You will doubt, and you will fear.

You will become something

That you may have run from

All of your life.



(Carry on Tuesday #108)

Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

4 thoughts on “Darkness”

  1. I have been one of these people who have lived in fear. Sometimes we allow the fear to take over our lives until at some point, we are not living at all.
    This is sad, because if it’s you and it’s true, I feel for you. I hope this is how you used to feel and not how you’re feeling now.
    Thank you so much for visiting me and the lovely comment.

  2. i’m getting by, we all are. we help each other, we hope, pray, live, love. i myself feel disaster waiting just around the corner, and no God to catch us. you know how that goes…

  3. …maybe you turned the wrong corner (?) because God is always there… at least for me…and in His time. oh, and making gratitude lists helps me when I feel this way.

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