My Dark Angel

You slithered into my heart
you sneaked in through the back door.
You shut the door and swallowed the key,
locking us in a beating drum.
The air was hot, filled with blood,
I couldn’t breathe, and you:
you were there, an intruder,
smiling cheekily at my expense.
The drumming grew louder, faster,
it felt like death had stepped in.
But the door was locked?
And then, I looked at you:
You were death-a dark angel,
beautiful, eternal, impossible.
You were squeezing hard,
shutting off my veins—
a few beats, the drum missed.
I shook my head, I begged.
You smiled, a cold hard line.
You made me cry out.
I screamed.

There was pain—short and sharp,
and then there was nothing.
No beating, no drumming,
just dark, eternally dark.
Empty? Broken? Hurt? No!
There was just darkness,
there was just an end.


  1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 · November 16, 2013

    Incredibly powerful writing.

  2. drewdog2060drewdog2060 · November 16, 2013

    Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
    This lady is talented. Please check out her blog and, in particular her poetry.

  3. Thanks so much for liking my poem ‘A rain drop away’. I am new at blogging and this was a huge encouragement. Loved your poem….:) will be back for more. I am happy to be connected . Cheers!

    • anumshafique · December 9, 2013

      Awwwies you’re welcome! Keep writing! 😀 And thank you soo much! 🙂

  4. Wordifull Melanie · December 27, 2013

    Powerful write!

    • anumshafique · December 28, 2013

      Thank you so much wordifull! 🙂

  5. thisoldtoad2014 · January 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner and commented:
    Through the poem you’ve realized one half step away to a new freedom…

    • anumshafique · January 4, 2014

      Or perhaps, I have realized a way to a new confinement… For freedom is a lonely road to walk through… Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂

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