The Birth of Light - by Alfiya Yousuf

There was a young boy named Fay,

who was kind, but many parts of him remained grey.

He had a quest that he had to fulfil every day,

that was to find a light that makes his grey parts go away,

a light that sparks a smile on his face

A light that makes me feel alive

He would wake up at sunrise and go outside

He would take in the sunlight, but that was not the light he wanted to find

He would stand in front of every candle, light, fire, and lantern that would come on his way

But sadly, none of those lights gave him anything in any way

Disappointed, he would come back home and sleep in the darkest of rooms,

He slept a bit sad, a bit mad, and a bit scared


Nervous at the thought: will he ever find that light at all?

This would be his routine most of the days,

until one blue night, he heard a knock

It was a girl, young as him, just as lost as he was

But there was something different about her, he thought

She was light herself, because as she entered

The darkroom did not seem that dark,