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Every evening on the news we hear of death and suffering. We can see this in our backyards and alley ways. Children die, beaten by their parents. Life is hard but harder for many. Drive by's and rape, theft and murder. When living in this kind of darkness, where does the light come from? Where do we find the strength?

Dreams have wings, but they are often clipped by the ravages of reality. This poem expresses the weight of the darkness and the longing for the light.

Somewhere In The Night

Somewhere in the night a child cries,
A woman weeps and someone dies.
Somewhere in the night, humanity hides.

Somewhere in the night , a soul screams,
As people fade and die, lost in dreams.
Somewhere in the night, reality lives.

Somewhere in the night loneliness dwells,
As people die, no sounding bells.
Somewhere in the night, she dies alone.

Somewhere in the night ...

Where is the light?

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57 Visitor Comments

Cristin
This was a very good poem. I am glad that I am not the only one to notice the harshness of society.
Whitney
The emotion is raw and powering. Brought tears to my eyes. Love just straight up love it
Jana
i really appreciate wut you did about your poem, i really luv it so much, it really ment everything to be, now people should think about wut their doing to there lifes, well thank god for everything wut they gave me and my two boys well anyways take care and i luv your poem so muche
arnold
wow this poem is great.
madline
thanks marilyn. i was touched. really thanks
crystal
i think that was moving and the best poem i read .
luke
this poem is great now you are going to get me an "A" on my school work
harish
Infact, this poem was really gud. i really impressed & this poem touched my inner heart!
naomi
wow, that was really touvhing, true and beutiful. i know it may be sad but it has a lot of meaning
sabrina
i really like this poem. it speaks the truth a lot of poeple die. some in bad ways.
Hakio
i just have to say this poem gave me a tingling feeling of reality.
abbey
i like it a lot
Bob
It(the poem)really touched me.
silver
i am really against child abuse and i'm trying to find a poem that is about child abuse for an english assignment
isabel
i loved your poem because i can relate to what it says i have been there.
erica
it was really touching and the sad thing is is that it is true.
andrew
this poem was really goog ceap them coming
andrea
THIS POEM SENT COLD UP MY SPINE . IT GRABBED AHOLD OF ME IN THE STANGEST WAY AND MADE ME WANT TO CRY . I LOVE IT
Stef
I really like this poem
pavitra
its a very well written poem , thanx
Rafal
its really great poem it describes where i am . i loved it
jenna
you are a good writing keep up the good work i loved it
holly
this is soooo good. but really sad as well
jasen
wow
amanda
very good and descriptive! A+
darien
This poem really touched me , i think it represents that some people don't have some one to turn to and they don't have someone to care for or someone to care for them?
sera
Wow this made me want to cry and thank god at the same time . i love it
Adam
I loved your poem. The painful but feasible and realistic examples fill my heart with passion and joy. You are a fantastic writer. I really enjoyed reading this poem with my undivided heart.
Julia
I love your poem
keisha
that poem was very heart felt
Dara
wow, thats a good poem. Its dark and made me think alot. Good poem. I like it.
Stephanie
This is how I feel sometimes becuz of what happen to me 30 yrs ago. This poem really touched my heart & made me shed tears. Sometimes I wonder what really happens & when watching the news & you hear about a child was harmed it makes me cry no child should ever be harmed. Thanxs,& Have a wonderful day.
Chantelle
I really loved it, Great job it is sadly so true.
AJ
This is an amazing poem keep up the good work.
jasmine
it was great
Rachael
Wow, this poem was amazing. I like it a lot, even though it's sad
kelly
thats so pretty. and sad. i love it. peace.
Cheyne
I just have to say this poem gave me a tingling feeling of reality.
Audrey
Your poem refects me. How I live. I really love this poem
kira
reading this poem just made meh feel that im not soo alone after all and that there are other poeple out there that go through the same pain as I do. This poem realli got into meh
Crazy
I love this poem! Its so beautiful :)
Ken
Very well thought out and well written. Good work
david
somewhere in the night has a lil truth to the everyday problems of everyday life thanks for bring it out to the light
Marcus
Though i'm only 16. this poem reflects much of my life. i mean wow. it really captures what me and my friends go through. my respects to the poet.
Krystal
I came to this site looking to see if I wasn't the only one living this nightmare I call my life. I like your poem. I can realate (sad huh?) Well, keep at it! You speak trueth! (age 14 but feels older! lol)
jessica
this was a great poem. it shows the reality of the world and tells the truth in every line
diane
this sounds so familiar, comforting and disturbing.
Shady
This is really good poetry, the best i've seen in quite a while. It really captures different feelings within it's message. Keep up the good work!
kylie
I thought this poem was really good. I thought it was really sad but true.
Rob
I first read this poem from my friends Instant Message away message. As I read it I could relate to what it was saying. I just read it again and I still think that it is one of the best poems that I have read. I am not trying to flatter the author but I really think that it is a great poem.
jenny
i thought this poem was deep, you put it quick and simple and to the point that mostly anyone can understand.
Kris
Your poem made tears coem to my eyes and my heart feel the pain and the sufferign of the individuals.
Pussycat
I thought this was a very good poem. It Brings you into the harsh reality but with only a few words.
Celina
this poem is a sad one but a good poem..it reminded me of when my grandpa died!
Monica
I loved the poem.reveals a down side of society.
christina
i love that poem it was great
christina
That was a very good poem. Altohuhg it was sad

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