Poet Jordan: Volume 35 – ‘The Dark Side of Light’

The Dark Side of Light – 26 poems exploring feelings and thoughts

Poet Jordan Volume 25 The Dark Side of Light

Book Link: http://goo.gl/bQq1ZQ


  1. looking fine let’s dine
  2. hey bear
  3. the poison seeped further (into the heart and the mind)
  4. Think, drink and the unknown
  5. Words
  6. Tie me down to the shore
  7. Watching the world
  8. Fluctuation
  9. Oh I wish
  10. The clock goes on
  11. Get up, Be Strong
  12. If found, please return
  13. Lost
  14. See my eyes
  15. You lay perpendicular to me
  16. Sort those thoughts
  17. the dark side of light
  18. Different
  19. i tried
  20. tell me straight
  21. deep
  22. the river
  23. you are my light
  24. Tell me a fable
  25. Angel
  26. – end –

looking fine let’s dine

looking fine
let’s dine
to see if we bind
give some time
to find
if we could combine

i think we could be sublime
never mind
if anyone else thinks you’re devine
i’d like you to be mine

you play on my mind
and in time
even at 3 after midnight
i tell you what’s behind
my lost blue eyes

(and it is for your mind
to decide if we should delve
into each others lives
as my mind is made up
and i wait for you)

hey bear

hey bear
i found a tear
i needed to repair

i didn’t hold on too tight
but i tried to fight
for what i felt
was right

each night
my bear was there
unknown to me
the tear was forming

hey bear
let me lie next to you
fix you ready for tomorrow
as the tear
need not be there

hey bear
now you have been repaired
i hold you closer than ever
but never too tight
as i will always fight for you
as you are my bear
you are what’s right my bear

hey bear
i like you
love you
always in need of you

the poison seeped further (into the heart and the mind)

you saw more
than ever before
as the poison
seeped further
into the heart and the mind
as I lost consciousness
of the real world
my world became real
very real to me

i felt alive
like i’ve never been brain dead
gaining more in confidence
than losing my mind
once again

you saw more
i felt more
but the poison
stopped me
from being me
the real me
as you
know me
far too well

you saw more
than you never should
as what i am inside
should stay just there
and i am alive
even if the poison tells me otherwise

Think, drink and the unknown

Have a think
then a drink
and think some more
another drink
and you hit
the unknown

the unknown
untold world
where memories
are somewhere
but never really there

drink to remember
think more to work out why
drink one more
and then there’s nothing more

have a think
drink one more
when one more
is never enough
and enough has been drunk


You are the words
within my heart
as my heart
does not speak
other than words
of the love I have
held within
forever breathing
to keep me alive

You are the words
that keep me breathing
and whenever I am short of breath
I think of you and your words
which fill my body with hope
and the air I need

Tie me down to the shore

Tie me down to the shore
So I don’t float away
When the tide is high

let the water rise high
letting my body
feel the cold flow of water

as I gasp for air
the tide recedes
my feet touch the shore once more

still tethered
I know I cannot float away
when the tide is high

remaining strong from now on
and I will be wiser
when the tide comes in again

I will not float away
when the tide gets to me
as I need to be next to you
forever with you


I’m hot, cold
up, down
happy, sad

never, forever
in doubt

I’m introverted

confidence grown
and lost in time

I’m all out of energy
and I can’t give no more

High, low
sometimes I never know

exo, endo
the balance
easy tipped

positive, negative
my mind is a switch
and some days
I just don’t have control

Watching the world

We use to sit down
watch the world go by
as it went round and round

Then one day
I wrote you a song
but I got it all wrong
as the tune you played
didn’t match my words

Watching the world as we did
I sit wanting to know
if the world is right
or am I just out of sight

I just want you to call
even though numbers change
to once again
light up my phone
like you lit up my life

Oh I wish

Oh I wish
I wish I could take
all of the pain away

I still love your eyes
and the way that you smile

My heart has never beat so fast
since I left you that day

Oh I wish
I just wish you knew
how much I think of you
and how I want to take the pain away

Oh I wish
I just wish

The clock goes on

By 10pm
I already know
that you are in my heart

1am and I still stand by you
saying little but always listening

2am and time to go
my words impeded
but mean all the same

The clock goes on
but my heart never stops
quiet I may be by morning
yet there is never silence
when the day goes by
and my mind is awake
to think about you

By 10am I wish it was 10pm again
Waiting for 2am
When my impeded words
find their way from my heart
into the open night air
but as the clock goes on
nights become days
and days become weeks

Get up, Be Strong

You’re weak
you’re poor
you’re never off the floor

Stand up
Stand strong
Stand above
Stand and be proud


If found, please return

My words lost,



  • Lost

in a memory
from long ago
when no one else

  • Lost

because the path
split into two
and I walked elsewhere

  • Lost

because I found you
all too late
when fate ran out
leaving you and I
to stare across the room

  • Lost

because no one else
what I do and why
so with every memory
is another moment for someone to forget
when all I do
is to remember
every detail
every single detail

See my eyes

You see my eyes
but you don’t see
what is behind the eyes

You don’t see
what they feel
for you

My eyes tell you
everything that I know
and all you need to know

Yet you don’t see it
and in turn
never feel what I do

You see my eyes
and there is a world behind them
a world of great belief
that one day
I will show you

You lay perpendicular to me

As the night goes on
you lay perpendicular to me
with you head upon my lap

You look up to me
as you speak your mind
and I look down
to listen and admire you

Sweeping your hair to one side
I have never felt so comfortable
this is you and I
how I always imagine it would be

The night goes on
but time for me has stood still
as this moment is a moment
that I don’t want to end

All of the words within my heart
make their way out to you
as I look down and admire you
and every word you understand

I always imagined it would be like this
and so it is
that my heart is in love with you


Sort those thoughts

To sort
my thoughts
only taught
me to sought
what I feel
and fought
long and hard
to show you
my thoughts

the dark side of light

the dark side of light
where i thought i might
find all of my fight

we often look for the light in life
where we are all drawn to
from the dark to the light

some journeys in life
are darker than others
yet at some point
we all have to get through
no matter what we have to do

the dark side of light
is just the periphery
and once we are through
we are into the light
and shine we will

the dark side might give us a fright
but never will we turn away from the light
as it is what makes us who we are
we are the light on the other side of darkness


i have always been different
peculiar to the eye and the mind

my views ignored like my words
but when i say my heart
has something for you
take it now while it beats
as when it stops
it will be no use at all

i have always felt different
knowing what i say
will never be loud enough
or soon enough
despite my words
coming directly from my heart

being different leads to places
where i don’t always belong
and i long to be
on the same level as you


i tried

i tried to leave (the public house)
but i failed to do so
all in hope
you and i
would hide away
for the night together
returning the next day
with a better understanding
of mind, body and soul

i tried to leave
but your smile kept me close
yet not close enough
as your heart is strong

i tried to leave
but my heart kept me back
wanting to beat close to yours
as it may be the closet
it will ever get

i tried to leave
but i just couldn’t
without telling you
trying to sell you
my heart’s story
of why it’s you
that stopped me from leaving

tell me straight

tell me straight
when i ask
if you like me
as when i ask
my heart
has been numbed
ready for the answer
that i dread
and the only answer
that there can be
should be
but somehow i hope
you like me back
when you tell me straight


no heart is deep enough
that i cannot reach
to show you what you mean
instead of staying
safe upon the surface

from the depth of your eyes
i know you feel for so many things
but your heart is just as deep
yet not deep enough for me
to not find how you feel

everyone can see the surface
a place to hide what’s beneath
and what runs through your veins
of love, likeness and hate
runs deep into the body
and only words and actions
can show what you feel
as no one can know
unless what’s deep inside
is let out into the world

the river

as i washed my clothes in the flowing river
my thoughts of the previous evening
washed away down the river and far away

as i knelt down the river was cool and calm
just what was needed as my thoughts were fatigued

the river swept gently by and i wandered
from the river bank to the water
time and time again rattling my mind
if i could have been more confident that night
i could have been with you instead of here

as my thoughts washed down the river
my head became clear and focused
the silence of the river bank helped me to think

then as the rain came down my thoughts came back
every feeling i had ever felt ran through my body
the thoughts i thought that had washed away
were still within me as they have always been

from the river bank i could have drifted away
but i took my time and the river replenished
what i thought i had lost

here at the river bank i knew my time here was done
and my thoughts now must get me back home
to where and who i belong with

you are my light

you are my light
but i have to go
to the dark side
to get to you
as you and i live
in the light and shadows
with life is not always as bright
as i would like

so we battle through the dark
until we reach the light
where our hearts are happier
with a stronger understanding

you are my light
through every darkness
and every moment i have
i live towards the light
that holds all of my hope

Tell me a fable

Tell me a fable
Where I’m able
To put all my feelings upon the table

A fable that lasts a lifetime
Is a fable worth writing
As every feeling is a word
From the heart to you

A fable untold
forever plays upon the mind and heart
as it should have been
but now a fable lost
tossed away into the past

A fable able to change the world
maybe not your world this time
but someone else’s world
to finish a fable
placing everything on the table
so no feelings are left out.


You are my angel
guiding me away from the dark
into the light that is life

You sit upon my shoulder
whispering your words
to show me which way to go

Without you I’d be lost
within the dark
and never finding a way out

No matter what
you are my angel
even if you don’t even know
how much you mean
to me and for me
as you are the light of my life

– end –

i like you
i like you
i like you
i like you
i like you
i like you
i like you
i like you

– end –

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