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Darkness and Hope

I clean up after my demons,

And when I'm almost done,

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I glance back and I realise —

I'm running in a circle.


Running like a guinea pig,

Caught in an endless loop called life.

I live like an inanimate object,

Subject to someone's mindless experiments.

The cruelty and the frailty —

I don't think I want to live

Like this anymore.

I'm living through a cyclone,

I'm living through a storm,

I'm falling in the void —

Where's the golden life they promised me?

They lied.


I'm here at the bottom of the darkness —

I look up,

And I dare to hope.

And I dare to build stairs,

Made of threads of light

And hope, in my mind.


The writer is a student of class 9 at Manarat Dhaka International College.

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