World Poetry Day


THE EDGE OF DARKNESS 

 

She walks in the sunlight.

She smells the flowers on the road.

She smiles at all strangers.

She exudes a glow.

 

And no one will ever know

That she’s at the edge of darkness.

 

She’s at the edge of darkness.

And her mind is in torment.

And her heart is screaming.

Within her, the demons are rising.

Rising, shouting, screaming.

 

She walks with a bounce in her step.

She wears roses in her hair.

She laughs with abandon.

Her charm fools everyone.

 

And no one will ever know

That she’s at the edge of darkness.

 

She’s at the edge of darkness.

And her mind is in anguish.

And her heart is breaking.

Within her, the pain continues rising.

Rising, shouting, screaming.

 

~ Kajal Shah

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