Day 2 of my 31 Days of Poetry. This is close to my heart. Perhaps in another poem I will tell you the story. R&R please.
A Promise for Light
What can you rely on when it all fades?
When all you see is darkness,
where do you turn?
The light fades, and the darkness persists
So where should she turn?
She can go neither left nor right,
for to stray off the path would plunge her into turmoil
Back she then tries, only to find herself surrounded by darkness
Lost more now then ever before,
what can she do?
"Give up" they say.
Give up... is what she cannot do
Try as she might, all her efforts go to waste
Further and further she goes
Deeper and deeper,
darker and darker,
until there is no hope left
A voice calls out, but is lost within the darkness
Louder it cries until she hears and lifts her head
Struggling to hear she follows
A promise it keeps repeating
She follows until light surrounds her,
but still the darkness looms near
"It won't come back," the voice says
How can it be so sure?
"I never break a promise."
Just like that, the darkness fades to nothingness
All there is now is light... and love
Love for the voice that saved her
Love for the man who said those words