Darkness and solitude.

As Loneliness stretched its arms
And engulfed me in impenetrable darkness
The inexorable melancholia rose
through the mask of my long-lost wistful happiness.

“I am your friend,” it said,
“Embrace me with open arms;
Love, Friendship? Those impostors
will lead you to annihilation.”

I felt the darkness devour
the bit of joy left in me
As the scars of Love burned my heart
into ashes that sunk in the sea.

Suddenly I saw a light
that blazed like the summer sun
And waded through the darkness
And picked me up in its arms.

Hope will keep you alive”,
it whispered to me;
And the tight clench of Loneliness
loosened and let me be.