he is brilliant, scintillating

riding a massive chariot

trounces darkness all around


so they say


i bask in his cozy warmth

thrive in his coruscating radiance

he’s the protective shield around me


so they say


I am elated when he smiles

I pale when he broods

he’s what lights up my very being


so they believe


but aah! only i know the truth

and so i tell them –

the naysayers


listen carefully, as i speak


besieged i may be by his shadows

with his moods I may wax and wane

but eclipsed forever I am not


and proudly i declare


I will trounce the shadows

I will bounce back

I will light up my own world


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Written by Seema Taneja

Formerly a teacher of English language, she is now a full-time blogger, writer, and poet. A bi-lingual writer, she writes on social justice, gender issues, women and child rights, economics, and political affairs, in English and Hindi. She contributes to several platforms like Women's Web, Momspresso, The Anonymous Writer and her write-ups have also been published in The Times Of India. Her stories have been featured in several anthologies. She has won many awards for her writing, including the prestigious Orange Flower Award for Writing with Social Impact in Hindi.

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