they were children
ten years old
he wanted her to love him
she told him that she did
just not in the way he wanted her to
he asked her why
she said he was part of patriarchy
part of the men who made the world ugly
made it what it was
held women back
used violence to instill fear
and keep women in place
he said he wouldn’t be like them
she said you already are
he said he hated her
she said she knew that
he told her she had to choose
it was either him or darkness
she said I love you
but I chose darkness
from the very beginning
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I’m an artist, a writer, a vegetarian, an animal rights activist, and quite a few other things as well. I love books, cats, philosophy, good conversation, Chicago and the arts. So my blog is full of bits and pieces but it’s the bits and pieces that make life interesting to me. You can read more of my writing at Rethinking Life

8 thoughts on “I LOVE YOU BUT I’VE CHOSEN DARKNESS – Georgiann Carlson

  1. First of, enjoyed the poem so much, just wish we lived in a world where I agreed with it less. With multiple of its parts. The way in which you present it, it carries so much weight with such simple and honest words.
    Secondly, for the life of me, I have no idea why I was not seeing your posts at all! Apparently, WordPress decided that I am suddenly not following you, so I am mighty glad that I have embarked on this and discovered it – because I spent a lot of time just assuming you were not posting!


  2. Thank you for your generous and very kind words. I truly appreciate them. And WP does drop people from our Reader all the time. It happens to me and everyone else. I’m always seeing my friends “following” me AGAIN, because I was dropped. They get dropped from my Reader as well. So thank you again for your lovely comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed the poem. brave and reckless is a blog I truly love to write for.


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