Piercing through

Trembling in my deluge
Of gloomy uncertainty,
I yearn for an oasis
Of blooming clarity!

If I stop and curse
This mental confusion,
I might get stuck
In a whirlpool of delusion!

Darkness is not the absence
Of blinding light.
Darkness is deficiency
Of fortitude, that inner knight!

As I pierce my way
Through that receding night,
My path becomes clear and
I finally unite with that eternal light!

©2020 Piyush Singh

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27 thoughts on “Piercing through

  1. saphilopes June 18, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Bir kafes ve özgürlük.

    Çok güzel şiir.

    • singhpiyush6089 June 18, 2020 / 6:03 pm

      (one cage and independence.. Very beautiful poetry) I really had to use translator to understand it my friend… Now I get it.. Thank you so much for your appreciation!

  2. Astrid's Words June 18, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    I love the third stanza, it inspires to look within and hope.

  3. Inoira June 19, 2020 / 10:35 am

    Its amazing when we spend our time and mind to refine what is going on all the time 🙂 rather sublime. Stay present, stay safe, love your writing.

      • Inoira August 7, 2020 / 11:17 am


  4. Christopher Lindsay June 19, 2020 / 4:06 pm

    Great ending to the poem.

    Suggestion–I would drop the word “stinking” to make that line more even in syllable length to the previous three.

    • singhpiyush6089 June 19, 2020 / 4:07 pm

      I was also thinking the same… Thank you for your appreciation!

      • Christopher Lindsay June 19, 2020 / 4:09 pm

        I try to make all of my rhyming lines the same syllable length, or be off by one syllable at most.

      • singhpiyush6089 June 19, 2020 / 4:13 pm

        Yeah, actually I do it with my own instinct… Any valuable support from people like you is most welcomed….life is learning.. Thank you for this!

      • Christopher Lindsay June 19, 2020 / 4:16 pm

        but that principle doesn’t apply to free verse poetry.

  5. Sindhuja B June 20, 2020 / 8:29 am

    This is wonderful! Your writing is inspiring.

  6. bejamin4 June 20, 2020 / 11:17 am

    Yes: “I yearn for an oasis / Of blooming clarity!” We all do, I think. Truly great words.

      • bejamin4 June 20, 2020 / 11:21 am

        You’re welcome!

  7. Kritika June 25, 2020 / 6:51 am

    Loved the highlighted paragraph. Powerful.
    Beautiful writing.

      • Kritika June 25, 2020 / 6:57 am

        You are welcome 🙂

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