prerana choudhury

Rookie (30th december / india)

Darkness And Me - Poem by prerana choudhury

With darkness I share some comfort
And I beckon her to listen to me,
With her I made a pact-
I have a heart to understand and dreams to see

I said, Darkness you disillusion me
You do not pretend nor lie,
You are pristine- the naked truth
All moments still, they pass not by

You make me seek, to go beyond
the boundaries set by light
You make me search the void that stays
between the weak and the might'

Darkness, you bless me so
To close my eyes and feel,
That life is the same for all
Whether time rushes or stands still

You make us all the same-
Humans treading on 'the path'
For we are all fellow brethrens
In search of love for our hearts

Darkness listens and smiles
And unwraps her aura of glow,
Its me, yes, the essence
of your humble shadow

Without me you'd know not
The vastness of the sky,
Its multitude of lanterns
That twinkle in delight

You'd not have seen and felt
The glory of Crescent Moon!
That grows each day a little
To grace the world soon

I bless the world today
And I'll bless it for days to come,
But I am fearful to many
And deadly for some

Rid yourself of those notions
And dwell in my abode one day
I shall engulf your senses, your soul
And keep your pains at bay

Comments about Darkness And Me by prerana choudhury

  • (4/26/2008 11:18:00 AM)

    Well conceived coposition with a kind of subtle symmetry to it. I think it provides a sort-of mischievous insight into what it means to be vulnerable and superstitious with maybe a hint of modern vampire lore. But more to the point, it reads with a certain discriminating dramatic effect that challeges one's own sense of comfort about darkness and the dream-worlds that roam around within it. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    lovely piece...liked your composing style. (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2008 12:11:00 PM)

    Very nice work, both in terms of style and substance.

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  • Mark Nwagwu (4/9/2008 10:40:00 AM)

    darkness, you make me seek...beyond the light - darkness then becomes a powerful intsrument to lead us in life - wonderful; great thoughts (Report) Reply

  • (4/9/2008 10:06:00 AM)

    Very deep, so much passion, nice write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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