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Darkness

by Ananya Sarkar
(Kolkata, India)


Tick tock tick tock tick tock

The world keeps whirling, and twisting and turning

And I keep waiting, and waiting and waiting...

After sundown, I gradually emerge

From behind trees and inside closets

Flowing from the night blue sky

Still, people resist me

Lighting lamps and candles at doorsteps

Turning on the electric light

Yet I keep time, moving cautiously outside the lit homes

Until the lights dim one by one, then blot out

It is now that I hold complete reign.

Gently, I wring the tears out of the lonesome woman

Bring forth a sigh from the careworn child

And hidden from everyone’s sight

Make the star-crossed lovers hold each other’s hands

Seeking to right the wrong.

Oh I do so much for them

Bringing each one into his own

Yet no one loves the Darkness

They can only crave for light.

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Oct 14, 2015
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Thank you
by: Ananya Sarkar

Thank you Yunus. I completely agree with what you said about time :)

Oct 13, 2015
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DARKNESS
by: Yunus mohamd

Love the begining , tick, toCk, tick tok,
that blessed and cursed thing , time...

Jan 05, 2015
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Thank you
by: Ananya Sarkar

Thank you Enakshi :)

Jan 05, 2015
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Nice
by: Enakshi

Nicely compiled and very expressive .

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