In the Darkness. An amazing poem by the author Adreyo Sen. Enjoy your day, Yareah Magazine friends. Art is up to you!
In the darkness,
there was a dodo
that was small and meek and wet and cold
and yet very angry
because the darkness was
making fun of her.
But then she learnt
that was the way of the darkness,
that the darkness didn’t mean anything
by what it did to her.
Perhaps the darkness was a little girl.
She named it Blondie so that
it would remind her of the light.
And so from the darkness
a Blondie was born,
a Blondie that was impish and
cruel and often crude,
but who loved the dodo very much,
even though she teased her a lot.
But brave Blondie was terrified
of the noises in the dark.
She thought the dark wanted to eat her.
The Dodo knew the dark was too small
to eat anyone.
The Dark was a mouse,
a cute, short-tempered little Mouse.
She picked it up in her little hands.
The Mouse chose to love her very much.
She and Blondie became best friends,
but they were sisters first.
But the darkness was still
full of sharp odds and ends
and they cut and hurt
the three little girls very much.
But the Dodo knew
the darkness was a nurse
for it was the darkness
that hid her pain.
In the darkness, the Dodo
found the Nurse.
She pushed and prodded them,
she steered them far away from hurt.
Blondie and Cat feared her sharp tongue.
But they were glad that she loved
little Dodo the best.
Little Dodo was special to them all.
And they knew it was time
little Dodo opened her eyes
so that they could all be free of the dark.
They were scared and so was she,
but she pushed and she pulled
and she got them through
and little Dodo opened her eyes,
to find herself in a bed so wide,
and above her and smiling and standing tall,
Cat and Blondie and Nurse and best of all,
the man whose silent smile
had lit the darkness all the lonely night.
The steadiness under her roaming feet
had been the laughter in her mother’s heartbeat.
She was home now.
She loved them all very much.