Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Flower in Darkness



The darkness descends
Envelopes you
Takes you
You resist it not and sink into it
Down and down
Until there feels to be only one escape
From the blackness
That has sucked out your light, your life

But you are not the darkness
You are the beauty, don't you see?
You see the world's pain
You feel the world's pain
You see the unfairness,
The unjust
The evil
The darkness is the pain of the world

But you are not the pain
You are the beauty the world needs
You are the flower
A pained world needs

Do not take yourself
Do not let yourself stay in darkness
Where the world cannot see your beauty
Don't you see?
The world needs flowers like you

You are not alone
Only in the darkness are you alone
But there are others like you
Together there could be a field of flowers

To allow yourself to succumb to the darkness
Would allow the world to become dark
And more people would be in the dark

It is hard, I know
But with beauty can come courage
Bring your flower into the light
Let it blossom
Let your courage and beauty bloom

You are a flower for a reason
Delicate, yes
But within your delicate petals
Is a beauty and courage
That the world needs

Do not succumb to the dark
And make the world a darker place
For your absence 

9 comments:

  1. Exquisitely expressed. Brad and Nina, you are those flowers. We all stumble and fall, but do not need to totally go down into the dark abyss.

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  2. Exquisitely expressed. Brad and Nina, you are those flowers. We all stumble and fall, but do not need to totally go down into the dark abyss.

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  3. I hope there will always be a candle of light to brighten your way back to the beauty that others see in you. .

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