Moody Monday (Dark is Life)

Dark is Life


sometimes I feel the end is near

how unreal I feel

yet no sorrow is maintained

only peace not pain


sometimes I feel my heart start to cry

I reach to dry the despair I feel

yet no answers have I found

only knowledge of an end


sometimes I feel light on my face

but darkness succeeds

death is dark

dark is life


sometimes I feel like ending it all

of reaching the light

of healing my heart

but dark is life




(Originally written in 1987. I attended three funerals of relatives in close succession. After the third funeral, I wrote this and burnt my ‘funeral’ dress ~ hoping to stave off any more funerals, I was 18. There, of course, have been many more funerals over the course of 30 plus years. I recently attended two funerals in one week and felt this was fitting to publish. I doubt I will be burning any clothes.)


  1. Very touching poem. Night and day, dark and light. Grief is a thief of our light and as different as we are to each other. You create light in my life Kim. I don’t think many of us know what beacons of light we are to others. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you get to experience a whole lot of light before you have to go into the darkness again my friend. 💜

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  2. It’s incredible to be able to look back at something you wrote in 1987. I found it so touching yet sad to think of that girl that you were burning her funeral clothes hoping to keep loss away.  ♥

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  3. I have re-read this a few times this week. Very touching. Very relevant for what I am feeling going through my father’s hospice journey. I am so very sorry for the losses you have had. Hugs! 💗And thank you for sharing.

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    1. Cynthia… I am so sorry you are experiencing this unsettling time. It is dark, and you are working to reach the light, as is your father… you both will in very different ways. It’s not something you’ll ever get over, but you will get through it. I promise. Sending you thoughts of peace and clarity. ❤

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