“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”- Carl Sandburg

This is one of my older poems from a few years ago.


The Invitation

I want someone to open their eyes,

In my world and be intoxicated,

By the darkness that engulfs me,

Come back into my garden,

Of black roses watered by my tears,

Come sit with me,

In this room full of sorrow and suicidal thoughts,

Watch as the demons scream,

Their bittersweet song tonight,

Live with me in my dark little world,

Stay here,

It’s sure to make you..

A little insane, A little insecure,

I promise it won’t be happy,

You will be smothered in this depression,

Just like me,

Your soul will be empty, Your heart gone,

Nothing but the blackness is here,

Will you stay?

© Nicole Corbin



  1. #1 by ddog13 on January 7, 2013 - 4:58 am

    I was just talking to a friend of mine about how we really don’t know anyone. I mean, we know people by what they wear and what they like, but we don’t actually KNOW them. This poem is kind of like an invitation saying: Hey, I want someone to really know me and what’s happened in my life. The fact is, what happens in life isn’t always gumdrops and rainbows. Cool insight right here.

    • #2 by twistofamillennia on January 7, 2013 - 12:05 am

      Thank you!!! It means a lot to get feedback! 🙂 It’s true, getting to know someone, to truly know someone goes beyond appearance and interests. You have to dig deeper then all that. I love how you put gumdrops and rainbows, many people want just that and don’t want to know anything that isn’t sugar coated.

      • #3 by ddog13 on January 7, 2013 - 5:18 am

        It’s part of the norm and status quo that everyone acts happy around others. People in a school environment, for example, talk mainly about school stuff and things related to classes and whatnot. Nobody talks about how tragic things happen in their lives. That would brand them as emotionally unstable and unhappy. Sure, people complain, but most bad things go unfiltered in a large social environment. It’s kind of a thing of society: Smile when you’re getting punched :/

  2. #4 by twistofamillennia on January 7, 2013 - 5:24 am

    Yes I totally agree with all that. Fact of life is we all know some kind of form of tragedy throughout our lives. I feel it’s important to share the bad experiences and of course the good as well, because we can all grow from that. It shouldn’t be shunned or ignored but embraced because it’s a part of life.

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