“Hello darkness, my old friend”
It’s nice to be together again
To feel the safeness you’ve once given me
To feel my soulstar healing
I have many stories to tell
But all of one love, once again
A love that made me whole
But left me more broken than before
A love that made my heart beat lively
But it was just shouting for aid while he was carving into it.
He was enough for me
But I was not enough for his being
For I was not worthy
Enough for him to love only me
He promised to keep me safe
Now it’s empty as he stole its grace.
He lied until the end in a beautiful way
And broke all the promises he had made.
He was my northern star
That shone brightly on my sky
Which I thought I could blindly trust
But the only path he made me walk
Blindfolded, I was condemned to a lonely one
Until I heard your call and realised who he was.
Help me my old friend
As love killed my soul again.
This poem was originally featured in Haringey Unchained, a collective of students aiming to showcase the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London.
We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.