I hear the Darkness call my name;
I am drawn closer to the Flame.
I hold back; I must resist.
But how can I forget the Darkness that exists?
My Dark Desire, my Beloved One;
Two hearts beating one by one.
I hear your Voice, I see the Darkness smile.
I'd walk on coals, crawl for miles,
Just to feed my Dark Desire,
To draw closer to the Fire.
I must give in, be taken whole;
Give away my very soul.
To the Darkness I will give,
Every breath, every tear,
All my love, all my fears.
His mistress I shall become,
Devoid of emotion, not quite numb.
To throw myself into the Flames,
The Darkness calls my name.
I feel his Breath upon my face;
I am forgetful now of time and space.
When the Darkness is near I forget myself,
Forgetting all but the Darkness itself.
Feeling his Fingers burning hot on my skin,
Whispering in my ear, 'Now let me in.'
The Darkest of Desires consumes my soul, my flesh.
And I give in, I give in.
Take me now, my Darkness Within.
Copyright 2010 Nicola Matthews. All Rights Reserved
This poem is featured in a novel of short stories entitled Temptation
by Nicola Matthews.