Surrounded by Dark

Mary Mathieu

The darkness surrounds me on this Hallows Eve.

The secret within comes to be.

I am a monster in disguise

And I rise amid all the lies.

Along with the others on this day,

I no longer decay, 

But instead plan to stay.

I am part of the curse I planned.

It is one that will plague the land,

The land that will no longer stand.

It is now a world that is completely dark.

One where the monsters lark.

We must hark, 

Hark to that dreadful sound that is all around.

We become drowned, 

Drowned in the dominant darkness.

Contributor Bio

Mary Mathieu is a college junior studying English and Theology at the University of St. Francis. Writing is her voice and it is with her voice she aspires to make a difference, especially in the lives of those impacted by mental illness. Her only hope is to make a difference in the world one word at a time.