Today I was Sad. Yet I didn’t feel a thing.
No tears, no fears, not a sting
I sat still for a while, wondering why
This void of emotions, why don’t I cry
Numbness, walked in with dead silence
I won’t let you, it said. Not in my presence
Stunned; I went along with the day
Looking for a distraction to pass time away
Until quietly Strength spoke from within
Let go; let it out, there’s no other way!
I resisted, numbness persisted
And the day passed away.
The next morning, Hope came by
Believe; get up, it said. Retry.
No way! Go away! Was my sharp reply
How can I? For sure you lie.
Unrelenting it continued to pacify
Until I broke down. I began to cry
Gratitude stepped in, a perfect alibi
Embraced; I felt love multiply
Faith and Courage stood by
Confidently they said; never say die
Determined, I decided to once again try
Grounded; Today I reached for the sky.
~ Tasneem Kagalwalla ~