I was told that after I published Fading Bonds that “It’s sad to see such darkness; I’ve been very very blessed”. I knew that family members would react due to my strong words. I don’t see darkness as something negative. It’s not an attack towards anyone but I need to stand true to myself & my folks. One must have the courage to look deeper without blinking into one’s own eyes. It’s the intense light of a different form. So this poem is my reply. I can feel things will only go silent (/bad) from here. But I don’t care of the consequences, else I would’ve never written such burning poems. It’s about breaking the fake image that has kept the truth hidden since decades under those walls of excuses & stories.
It’s sad to see such darkness (when I express)
I’ve been very very blessed (all my life)
Let’s be transparent then, I’ve nothing to hide
You see, darkness ain’t just black if you see it right
It’s truly divine & that deeper sight
It’s that blessing on me, which makes me stand upright
From there I see the things, that aren’t just shallow & white
The shadows & reflections have their beauty, right?
Even mother earth embrace the darker side
The sun sets in the west, to welcome the dreamy & darker night
The beauty of stars & moon, courtesy the darker skies
The lightning hit the ground when the skies roar & cry
That tree still stands strong with its deeper roots
In fact darkness ain’t about being brute & rude
Though it can be that crude, which would burn the troops in a poof
Darkness is just another shade of the inner light
Would you lit the light if things were always bright?
Be that thing, that gives life & breathes inside
Darkness is that intense light, that’s living inside
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