Shaun McCarthy - Hope In The Dark*
I've been writing - spitting out my poetry, poem after poem for sixteen years, purging my soul of the atrocities in this society and the personal atrocities that have happened to me. The bullshit and trauma I've survived has left deep scars on my soul causing me tremendous pain and agony. I've been through shit most people only experience reading in a book or watching a movie to only have nightmares over. I had the only love that matters torn so heinously from my life and it broke me, and so I write deeply. I express myself darkly for my heart; my soul and my mind are black most days and writing, the act of putting pen to paper is my light in a world of utter torment. I truly write to breathe. It's a calming place where I can escape - it truly is my 'hope in the dark.'
A warning to the reader - the thoughts and poetry of this writer are not for the faint of heart.
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