Of Darkness and Soul

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Gliding aroused
and enshrouded in a crowd,
my heart pounds under the
fierce July sun.

His darkness calls and my soul
aches, always delivering more
than expected.

Within us there is buried light,
I thought as I sailed the sea
of varied emotions.

I sought to battle with his
demons, knowing that though
they were silenced they could
never truly be defeated.

And anything that I could want
was there in his eyes.

For growth requires soul to
have endured both joy and pain,
and light demands darkness so
as to emanate and be seen.

 

 

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68 thoughts on “Of Darkness and Soul

  1. Sumana Roy says:

    Contrasting images of ‘buried light’ and light demanding darkness are so true, profound and amazing. Such a wonderful and thought provoking poem! Really magical lines Sanaa.

  2. Magyar says:

    moonset
    invites tomorrows sun rise
    time grows

    __ There is forever a source of “light.” “Light” may simply be in your minds thought as it invites tomorrows’ time. _m

  3. Frank J. Tassone says:

    Brilliant write, Sanaa! Loved these lines, especially:

    “His darkness calls and my soul
    aches, always delivering more
    than expected.

    Within us there is buried light,
    I thought as I sailed the sea
    of varied emotions.”

  4. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    If it is true, as you say, that “growth requires soul,” and I believe it IS true, then I know a lot of soulless people, for they are not growing.

  5. Moss says:

    This is really good — very insightful and relatable. You gave me pause for thought when you said you sought to battle with *his* demons, but not your own — as if you were giving full release to yours. I like this very much.

  6. Rommy says:

    I do hope the he is question is battling alongside the protagonist, because without unity of purpose, that battle can be lost. Very tempestuous and intense.

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