Drew this around 5 years ago
"The black light that shines the dark,
has pierced my mind right through my heart..."
The opening lines of a poem titled "The Dark Light", one of the first poems I wrote in a little black notebook when I was 12. Sadly I lost the notebook full of poems, only remembering the first poem I ever wrote, "Time", and bits of others. I haven't stopped writing since. 'The Dark Light' was the birth of my depression, which I've struggled with since about 12. When I was 16, my battle with depression and suicide was it at it's worse, juggling trial and error of medication, and discovering I had OCD, with obsessive suicidal ideation, and anxiety attacks of what I'd describe as day nightmares, as well as night terrors as I've had since I was about 6, were all a part of the fuel that lead to me writing much more in that period of my life than in others, a burning need to express my feelings in words. I have written poems involving different themes than my personal battle with depression, I guess it is the theme that is most predominate in my writing.
I shared almost all of my poems on my blog aflameoffreedom.tumblr.com, which is mostly about Anarchism, a great passion of mine for freedom and equality, but I use as a personal blog as well. I made this blog to have all of my poems in one place.