Darkness and Clarity, poem by Maria Dulce Leitão Reis at Spillwords.com

Darkness and Clarity

Darkness and Clarity

written by: Maria Dulce Leitão Reis

 

I go by the hand of darkness.
She promised, take me to the light.
Without further ado, I trusted her blindly.
The road is inhospitable and very long.
I start to get apprehensive and anxious.
I‘m getting to be afraid
Fear sets in.
Finally, I am overcome with panic.
I scream wildly
But no one comes to my aid.
The darkness is on spider palps
To control me.
My despair is too great
Because I feel cheated.
How did I get fooled?
This thought
It becomes my own torture.
I get stuck in the maze
Where despair led me.
I look stunned, in all directions
And I don’t see the way out.
The darkness tries to calm me down
But without success.
I already labelled it
As an enemy to slaughter.

Unexpectedly, but only for me
Because of despair
My judgment was dulled
A point of light
It begins to form at a distance.
A glimpse of hope
It loomed in my eyes
And a slight smile
In the left corner of my mouth.
My wish is to start running
I am thirsty and hungry for clarity.
The darkness
Although it’s no longer as severe
Brakes my will
Prevents compulsion.

In a streak of intelligence
And common sense
I decide to be calm and patient.
When walking slowly, without haste
I have time to observe
Increasing the light point
That will quench my discomfort.
I have time to absorb the approach
From the air perfumed
By the scent of flowers.
To hear the birds chirping.
I have time
To give my brain time
To record, assimilate
And archive everything In proper order.
In order, to give me order
To enter the light
Completely free!

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

Maria Dulce Leitao Reis

I was born in Portugal, in the centre of the country. I have two children. I’m retired. I worked in accountancy and I was Businesswoman of Restoration and Fashion. I am living in England since 2006. I am a co-author of 56 Anthologies of Poetry, Prose and Children's Stories and 7 solo books in Portuguese, translated to English. The dream of publishing solo became true. Reading, writing, sudoku, photography, gardening are some of the things I love most. I'm a lover of nature. I fight injustice, inequality, discrimination and violence in every way. I believe in love and peace, vehicles to make the world more balanced, more attractive, where everyone will live joyous and happy. Poetry is an amazing and wonderful force! And it is in this force that I seek the breath to move on and it gives me joy and serenity to live life with sweetness! Poetry is the soul and prolongs me in the dream and draws me closer to God! Poetry is the air I breathe! It is the sap that circulates in my veins and brings fire and passion to every corner of my being! Poetry is love! Poetry is life! Poetry is my bread and my stick!
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