Creative: Nightworld

Amidst the silence, shadows and cloak of secrecy,
Amongst the dismayed, disgusted and despaired
There lies a place: unseen, unheard of.
Beyond anything, care or repair
Filled with haunted, taunted, distorted souls,
Who, tortured by the tainted night
Create their own images and ideas.
The thoughts and fears,
Become tantrums and tears
As those lost souls wait patiently by the door
For new members to arrive and fall.


18 thoughts on “Creative: Nightworld

  1. A bit scary! Darkness (the one inside the heart/head) is the one I’m terrified of. “Wonderfully” captured… thanks.

  2. I like that! It makes me think of a mysterious nightclub down a dark alley, which only the very cool, talented and doomed know about! (That’s my personal opinion! 🙂 )

  3. Powerful poem, Raphael!
    It reminds me of Viktor Frankl’s book: “Man’s search for meaning”, but I think you can interpret it in so many different ways, which is great! 🙂

      • For the moment I’m reading “The 80/20 principle” by Richard Koch and I love it.
        I usually read self development books, psychology, philosophy, religion.
        These are some of my favorite books, they definitely changed my life and I would recommend it to anybody interested in self development:
        Viktor Frankl’ : “The unheard cry for meaning” and “Man’s search for meaning”
        Erich Fromm: “The art of loving”
        Karen Horney: “Our inner conflicts”
        Tara Bennett-Goleman: “Emotional alchemy”
        Daniel Goleman: “Emotional intelligence”
        Now depends on you, because if you don’t like psychology and self development you might find them a bit hard to read, even boring (according to some of my friends) 🙂

      • I would definitely choose “Emotional alchemy” by Tara Bennett-Goleman. Is not like pure theory, it has short stories as examples for the different patterns (schemes) described in the book and is really interesting. 🙂
        What are you reading? Dou you have any books you’d recommend?

      • I was checking the review for “The things they carried” and it sounds perfect to me! I can’t wait to read it!
        I will check the others two as well!
        Thanks, Raphael! 🙂

  4. This piece flows very nicely, and you have so many literary devices at play here (alliteration, consonance, assonance, rhyme to name a few). I’m glad to have connected with you and your blog! Already, I am drawn to your work. 🙂

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