It is too dark

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By Younis Kaloo

The day is as dark as night

No boundaries of windows, walls and corridors

In the beginning it is dark, so it is at length

Only visibility is the darkness-draped dependence

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It is too dark

Darker than the pellets fired

That besides sight replaced the tears too

Not even a hand before my eyes can I see

Oh! I can’t read my own words either

Neither can I see my mother’s face

That, when all felt pale and gloomy

Stimulated me into the courage of life

And now, even if I cup that in my hand

I can’t see but feel her tears trickle down

Now, I am called blind, a helpless human

But there is a lot more to this helplessness

(Younis Kaloo practices Journalism in Delhi.)

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