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The Veil of Darkness

by Rakesh Chandra

The Veil of Darkness
The rain is falling ceaselessly, weaving
A carpet of thick fog enveloping the
Universe around us; even the lamp posts
Aside the road are flashing a veiled light;
The black top surface of the empty pathways
Has been washed by the torrential rains,
And the rays of light are illuminating them
In fine streaks;
Why is a man strolling on the deserted
Road in such weather? does he want to
Clear the mist, already surfacing in his mind’s
Vault, by roaming around and thinking deep,
On the matters of life? or is he
Trying hard to fight the fog and make
A leeway for marching ahead
On the topsy-turvy paths of life;
His umbrella of godly benediction is protecting
Him from the imminent danger of engulfing
Fog; his purpose Of life seems to be
To attain freedom from the long-accumulated
Veil of darkness which has taken its roots,
In the shape of mist in the dark recesses
Of his clogged mind;
Moving from mist to enlightenment
Is now his life’s goal.
© Rakesh Chandra
Image © Joseph Feely

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Ellen S. Breiling, aka Anne Thrope, is a multiple award-winning, published poet appearing in various poetry anthology books and magazines, with a forthcoming book, "Full Circle: 360° Poetry" - due for release Fall, 2020. She is the Chief Administrator of the US/Canada region for Motivational Strips, the world's largest writer's forum, the founder of Full Circle Poetry, and she manages 360° Poetry, a personal poetry blog, all can be found on Facebook. Ellen is an approving editor for the Bharath Vision website, affiliated with Motivational Strips. She is also a co-author of the poetry book, "Chasing Zephyrs." She was recognized by The Government of Peru as one of the world's foremost contemporary writers and awarded accordingly. And on the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day in 2020, Ellen was among the world's most highly respected poets to receive an award directly from the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi in celebration.

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