Grace From Ashes

By Damien Knight

Dark flames rise
As I push from the ashes
The ashes of lies
Given to me through the ages
By men who belittled me
I clean my wings of soot
I look out upon a silent sea
Of dancing dark fires
And I wait here charred
By the flames of torment
I continue on scarred
To help those in need
Of my passionate embrace
And one day I will find you
And you will find grace



Shadow Self

By Damien Knight

Blood dark as night
Black and potent
Mixed with the pain
That is your fight
Wondering when you see
That my blood is black
Dark like yours shadow
Ropes bind no slack
Keeping me my shadow
Chained to nightmares
Things I fear haunting me
I wake scared
I sleep on edge
Your name the last thought
Your name screaming
Shadows of darkness reeling
Trying to escape
Your name the first I wake
Take it how you see
But leave me my heart to break
This is where I am failed
Waking cuts on me
Sleeping bruised
Begging silently
Can’t be me
Words harsher than a Knife
I am slaughtered
By this life
Without you, death
consumes me
Without you, shaded self,
I am a shadow’s shadow
Of a dream unreal

Rescue Song

By Damien Knight

Spiraling down with broken wings
Suddenly an angel sings
A dark salvation melody
As she comes to rescue me
I hold on tight, don’t let go
Why does hell pull on me so
Lies of danger and despair
My angel flies without care
She holds on as hell fights
She saves me from the night
Everyone tells me to beware
But my angel does not scare
She is a dark and gentle thing
I will listen to the song she sings


By “Ayana Kanosis”

I want You
I need you
Stop trying to run from me
I wish you
I dream you
Why do you hide from me
My shadow
My savior
You know it does not pay to fight
The feelings
The heartache
You are not as dead as night
You’re thinking
You’re dreaming
Look I am right beside you
I’m screaming
And crying
As the blade charges at me
My hands
My feet
They don’t want to move
You see me
You feel pain
You come in front of me
The horror
The shock
As the blades run through you
Then mist
And shadows
Overtake me and wrap around me
The shadow
The mist
It’s you protecting me
Don’t hide
Don’t run
I need you here with me
I know
I see
How scared you really are
But I love
And I need
For you to see me here

Dark Angel

By “Ayana Kanosis”

Out of the darkness
Into the light
Tell me my demon
Of the night
Can you feel the rage,
The unbearable pain
Of this animal
That I became?
Are you so certain
That I am unlike you
An angel, a guardian,
Of the good and the true
My clothing so dark
My smile so bright
Are you so certain
I am an angel of light
I have no lightness
In this weary heart
With you I am happy
As long as It’s dark

Breaking Point

By Damien Knight

Feeling let down
Knowing I am broken
I feel hopelessly lost
I have been waiting
and I have been hoping
But I just can’t get it across
O the heart ache in my chest
O the pain of my sorrow
If only you see me
If only you knew
How very broken I am
Only you have the answers
Only you know it’s true
Only you can save me
If you just would love me
The way I love you

The Shadow’s Knight

By Damien Knight

Deep in the darkest corner
Where the mind goes to rest
Here I find you waiting
I become The Shadows guest

Here you offer me the chair
For now you command the night
Here you paint a picture
Of pain, joy, and sorrows light

As I try to stand you stop me
Words whispered about grace
And I sit again waiting
Hoping you will reveal your face

And then you speak to me
Your voice is strong
I am the one hiding you say
In my fear of being wrong

You are my Knight in the shadows
The angel of my very dreams
And yet it is my waking
That I see not all is as it seems

Only then do I realize the meaning
Only then do I understand
That only with you I have meaning
You are the one holding my hand