We often go through tough times when we face failures, when expectations crowd or we’re in the spotlight. We wish we were left alone in a dark place without any disturbance. But, is it okay to welcome gloom into one’s life volitionally? At least with me, it’s a no.
At times, when darkness willingly enters, there are a few who prefer to keep it at bay. They may still opt for light, to pass their way through bright tunnels that help reach goals or accomplish desires, but in paths that don’t garner attention.
Under such circumstances, it feels good to have a support system by the side, who don’t judge but help us finish whatsoever task, creating comfortable hidden spots along the way. The following is a free verse written with this thought. A six-word story is quoted at the end, for the prompt word ‘need’.
There are different shades of darkness.
An eerie silence and moonless night.
Luminescent beach with none by side.
Dense forest with torch in hand.
Sullen sky accompanied by stray winds.
Which dark shade would you prefer?
I've glowing eyes sick of glaze.
But, I'm gridded with exorbitant blaze.
Won't you be my supporting knight...
that little shade when it's way too bright?
Needless to say, I need you.