The Secret Handbook 4 Teens

A Poem 2 Make U Think: Sweet Darkness

Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

 — David Whyte


I love the last three lines. They really make you think don’t they? What or who in your life doesn’t bring you alive? If they don’t bring you alive, what is their role? Why do you cling to them? Do you have someone like this in your life? Let’s discuss!