An Unflinching Tale of a Lone Warrior
By. Sunita Sahoo
Imagine you are imprisoned in a dark room
With no one beside you
That profound silence
Drenched in eternal solitude
Trapped in a web of delusion
That feeling of desperation
Mixed with perpetual fear
And endless wails
Till you run out of strength.
That's how Depression engulfs you
Step by step!
You discover a small vent in the room
Inquisitive and curious, you take a tiny peek
Lo and Behold!
The warm sunlight
The invigorating air and
A faint aroma of the blue chamomile!
This feeling of ecstasy
Heart's submerged in blissful rhapsody
Mind rests in tranquil poise
The once so powerful and overwhelming fear
Now seems evanescent.
The misty rays passing through the vent
Has rekindled the courage,
Once sitting dormant within you.
Like a gallant soldier on the battlefield
You make a contemplated move
To be rescued from the clasp of the murky darkness.
This is what YOU are capable of
And so much more!
Defy all odds
Break free from the shackles of emotional subjugation
Let the spark of self-exploration ignite your soul
‘Cause my friend, you've only got today
For the word "tomorrow" seems too vague!
Sunita works as a Senior Software Engineer. She hails from Odisha, India and loves writing poems of all genres. Her works have been published in Indian Periodical, Poets Choice Zine, Eleventh Transmission and Poesis. Most of her poems are based on her real life experiences, profound
reflections of human mind, dreams and burning social issues. She loves writing inspirational and motivational poems and tries to spread the optimism to the larger mass never to GIVE UP! Apart from the above, she also loves composing short fantasy themed ballads for children.