Updated: Jun 20
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,
her smile was bright enough, to shed some light his way
He got happy and wanted the girl to stay
But the girl had to go one day
He remained friends with her and would follow her
He was fascinated yet envied the source of her light
That she lived with that light,
the same light he could not have all this time
One night as the boy wept in the darkroom,
the girl came and shared her light
Fay begged the girl, to help him find the light
Asked her numerous times,
that from where did she buy this light? What was the price?
The girl smiled at the silly boy; she kept his hand on his heart
And said, "this is the source of all the brightest of lights and darkest of shadows
The light is in you, you are light itself.
You have to smile enough, feel enough, give it enough space for it to come out
This is something you cannot get if you find it outside,
for it remains in your inside."
And how ironic it was, in the same dark room
the birth of light took place in his soul.