The darkness, an embodiment of my world, stretches are far as my heart's eye can see. The sadness weighs on me like the depth of the ocean, the cold waters washing over me in waves. And out there is nothing but the emptiness of my soul poured out onto the sky as stars. The evil of the world paints its own constellations, devouring the other lights. A lonely moon, almost as lonesome as myself, gazes at me with pity like all the others.
I had asked for an escape from the world of pain, of anger, of hatred. The people would laugh at me, call me naive for wishing only happiness. I had raised their heads when they were low, lifted their spirits when they were down; and now, they don't help, just stare at my discomfort. Their judging eyes uncover the truth, the horrible truth reminding themselves of their sins. They see me and turn away, like looking into a cursed mirror.
The cold wraps me like a blanket in the winter, though it is more a veil of thorns. Creatures from the darkest corners of my mind, shadows in the shapes of the constellations, reach out to me from the gloomy water, the only ones to offer a hand. I turn away from them in frustration. Why hadn't anyone else come? The light of the moon dances upon the waves as they greet me on the white beach shore. The weight of my sadness disperses upon the island. The trees and plants dissolve to ash and fly away on the once hibernating wind. It lashes at me madly, furious by its awake from eternal slumber.
The island beneath my feet grows smaller; nothing but a patch of sand where I lie is left. The sand, particles of my depression sticking to my blue skin grow darker, consuming my flesh, degrading my bones, eating me from the inside out. The creatures cry out with silent voices. I stare at the constellations. Nothing good could come of the world I'm living in. There is no warmth in this infinite night. I lend a veiny hand to the monster next to me, and, like a swarm, the creatures **** me into the black ocean.
Forgotten, abandoned, I sink into the depths, the weight finally lifted from my shoulders. Looking up at the world I will never return to, a light shines upon me, a single flittering ray through the dark water, disappearing as I slowly fall deeper. Struck with emotion never felt before, the thorns of the cold feel less painful and a shudder runs through my bones.
My body feels light, no longer cold but not yet warm. The light has gone, the darkness now carrying my frail body to the dwelling place of the creatures of the night. Calmly, I watch the last of my breath's bubbles float towards the surface of the water as I fall neatly into a resting place. My arms and legs settle into the soft sand as I slip into an endless sleep.
What is it called? I had heard of it before. The foreign feeling fills me and soothes my heart and soul. Death closes my glazed eyes for me.
Ah. I remember. Peace.
More of a short story than a poem but it's my interpretation of sadness. What do you imagine it to be?