Darkness

December 19, 2017
By valentinaarcaya BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
valentinaarcaya BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The thing that makes women so strong is that we have the guts to be vulnerable, we have the ability to feel the depth of our emotion and we know that we will walk through it." (Cat Grant)


A lonely town in the dead of night.

A vast park after closing hours
Only the leaves upon old trees sway softly
to the sound of the wind’s faint melody
Like an abandoned museum
Filled with paralyzed antics
Left unattended, without polishing
Nobody cared to clear the growing debris
that now covered them, hiding their beauty

 

A lonely town in the dead of night.
Not the slightest hint of joy can survive
in such darkness
Because what glee is there in lifeless souls
What glee is there in empty hearts
What glee is there if all that is left
is an unsettling feeling of absolute silence

 

A lonely town in the dead of night.
A sight where children used to play
Where love would bloom and last forever
And the slight smell of roses colored the air

 

A lonely town in the dead of night.
A paradise once filled with joy
The apple of millions of people’s eyes
They saw it crumble before them
Helpless against that darkness that stole
all they had and didn’t have
Including their fear to fight back.

 

Today they fight, today they resist,
give up their lives to honor memories
once housed by a reality no longer alive
And yet so vibrant inside their hearts...

 

That lonely town in the dead of night,
has not always been like so.


The author's comments:

I chose to write "Darkness" because I have learned that human beings respond more effectively to imagery. I have noticed that when I talk about this given subject to my frinds at school, I never seem to uncover the depths and horrors that truly lurk behind the shadows of my childhood streets. So instead of talking, I decided to write the way I perceive my beloved country.

It saddens my heart to know that such a small part of this world is aware of the current situation in my country, Venezuela. For a long time, I believed I was helpless against it and could not make a change, given my young age. But I have found that through writing, I hold the power to touch people's hearts and hopefully one day help my people by telling the world about the darkness that insists to take over.

I want Venezuelans to know that they are not alone, that those who fled are doing the impossible to assist them, and that there is hope. Because in order to keep resisting, keep fighting back, they must know that it will al be over and joy will reign once again. But most of all, to always, always remember, the sky is darkest when the sun is about to rise.


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