The first notion I want to drive home via this poem is that your failure in one aspect is the first step of your success in another one. Secondly, only you can help yourself to eradicate the darkness from your life (one can be helped if only they want to be helped). Others might or might not believe in you but you need to continuously have faith in your abilities! And only then can others put their faith on you!
As the others enjoy the night
I cannot but behold the sight
Dark as it becomes then
I shiver and whimper in fear
and so I crouch in the corner.
It's all happening again
Hands-on ears and closed eyes
I battle hard to shun the cries
and those flash up of an image
I’m hallucinating my failures
the dismay, horrors, and terrors
When darkness looms large.
All of the haunting words of condemn
wails of distress and giggles of disdain
Echoes loud and never-ending
The fallen faces and gazes of ignominy
My desperate move to end it all, finally
Comes to light in the darkening.
“Failures are for losers,” they taught
“I cannot but ever fail!” I’d thought
I dread failing; being a loser!
Whenever I ponder “What if I fail?”
The darkness replies; tells the tale.
Fails can ne’er be to me ever.
O! What fool of me to think so lame!
For it did arrive, the day of shame.
Can one forever escape failure?
Yes, I’d failed! All of those were true
All the premonitions came through
And how the naïve heart ails!
I’d confronted and combatted it
steadily, conquering it, bit by bit
At last, I defeated it, YES!
emerging to be much stronger
fathoming the truth of failure.
Sowing the seed of success!
But those sights still do appear
Darkness descends, whenever
But scares me no more
For along with it also recurs
my victory against the fears
I’d fought it to the core.
Darkness has had its own beauty.
It pacifies me with its tranquility
Now, in it, I find peace.
So! At night I sought no sunlight,
relished in the serene moonlight.
Fears? I have got this!