The worst things happen when

All I can see is the back of my eyelids


But blink fast or you'll miss everything

But how would you know? You're eyes are closed

If your eyes were open for that half-a-second

That it took you to close your eyes and then open them again 

You could see that half the world

Is walking with closed eyes

Talking with closed eyes

Driving with closed eyes

LIVING with closed eyes

But closed eyes will be our demise

Shatter our lives

Feed our disguises


What's safer than inside or own mind?

So don't blink.

Maybe that's the solution.

Don't blink. Don't blink, don't blink, don't blink

Because for that half-a-second you're alone in the dark

I used to think people were scared of the dark

But are we scared of the dark or

Are we scared of what hides in the dark?

I used to close my eyes to hide

Because nobody can see me when my eyes are closed

But how would I know? My eyes are closed

And now everything is dark

And I'm scared of the things that hide in he dark


The worst things are happening now

That all I can see is the back of my eyelids

And I'm scared of the things that hide in the dark

But here I am, hiding

In the dark


Don't blink

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world
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MVP-Most Valuable Poet

great poem

genesis chapter 1 verse 3 states

let there be light


peter 1 have a scripture that states that Jesus takes you out of darkness and into the light

promote this poem on mvp-most valuable poets

Kait McSwagger

I really appreciate your feedback!!! You're the first one I've kind of talked to about poetry since I started- how do you promote your poem? Is it just like posting it on the page or something? Sorry, I'm really really new to this.

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

that's a great question

what you do is go to groups

then locate mvp-most valuable poets, and promote your poems on my group

if you have questions, let me know okay

Kait McSwagger

I see the group, but I'm not sure how to promote a poem. Sorry about that :/

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

look for my group mvp-most valuable poets and apply to join

let me know how it goes

give me an update

Kait McSwagger

I found the group- how do I apply for it? 

Jacob Sumpter

I really like this poem. It is my style haha! Thanks so much for taking time to put your writing out in public's eye!

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