By Smitha Vishwanath
The shadow of disappointment is long and grey it lengthens when expectation rises -- like the sun and shortens when it meets the horizon The shadow of disappointment is darkest when it's closer And lightens as it goes farther lingering ominously, over everything in the path of light Casting a veil of darkness on all in sight dulling the brightness, reducing the sheen of every living and non-living being The shadow of disappointment allures Turn, turn away, towards the light And let it follow you -- silently into the quiet of the night For that is where the shadow -- Erebus, child of Chaos resides, enveloped in the love of Nyx*” Lay it at rest there so it no longer disappoints. *Erebus – As per Greek mythology, was conceived as a primordial deity and represented darkness *Chaos – was believed to be the father of Erebus. A state of void preceding the creation of the Universe *Nyx- is the night as per Greek myth
Smitha Vishwanath is a banker turned writer. A management professional, she embarked on the writing journey in 2016, with her blog, https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com.Her poems and articles have been published in various anthologies. In July 2018, she co-authored a book of poetry: Roads – A Journey with Verses.
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