Below are two poems I wrote for my poetry book, OTRONAUT. As you may or may not know, I am an old school Goth who’s been out of the crypt for 20 years this year! I love all things dark, spooky and mysterious and wrote these poems as a celebration of that fact! I hope you enjoy them and will check out the other poems, both in this blog and in my book, OTRONAUT, the link to purchase it is below!

The Beauty in the Darkness by Andres Diaz, Copyright 2017

It’s midnight in the cemetery

You walk peacefully through the tombstones

In the trees the bats fly hunting for insects

You lay down on one of the graves

As you look up at the night sky

You see countless stars above you

You are at peace in the darkness

The night doesn’t frighten you

You embrace the dark that others shun

The dark is your light

You find pleasure where others find fear

You are of the dark but not the negative

You are beauty standing proud against their conformity

Your journey is for discovery

Of the hidden facets of this life

You never stopped questioning

In the dark you seek the truth

Is this existence or something more

Who you are is who you want to be

Without compromising your principles

You are the square peg in the round hole

And you are glorious for it!

~v~ ~v~ ~v~~v~ ~v~

Be True To Yourself by Andres Diaz, Copyright 2017

Tombs cast their shadows in the moonlight

The cool autumn breeze blows the leaves away

All is quiet in the night

The stars above shine with light from long ago

There is peace in the darkness

And much beauty too

Too many people ignore the darkness

Because they are afraid

Or cannot exist without following the crowd

And the crowd shuns the different

They want everyone to follow along

And if you are in the dark

They cannot see you or control you

They tell you to come into the light

And to be like them

Or they will talk trash about you

And try to destroy you because you are special

And you are different

Be long lasting and firm like the tombs

Let the autumn breeze blow your detractors away

And shine so bright that your light continues on

To be seen by others long after you’re gone.

^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^ ^v^

These poems and many others like them are available in Andres Diaz’s poetry collection, OTRONAUT, which can be purchased here in PDF or EPUB formats!

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