Into The Darkness

When did looking ahead
turn into looking back
The path that stretched out
full of promise and hope
is a weary road
tarred with
broken dreams
shattered aspirations

When did a clean slate
fill up with
incoherent scribbling
unfinished sketches
I set out to write my story
in bright colours
glittering strokes
Over the years
they turned into
faded splotches
tarnished lines

When did joy
turn into despair
All the dreams
reduced to nightmares
Every sunrise
shone with optimism
now it tells me
I have another day
to get through

Weary in body and mind
All I wish for
is endless night
so I can blend
into the darkness

© 2015 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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