A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Monday, 28 September 2015

Dark ~ Nishka Ramkhelawan


the sky painted the landscape

in shades of black.

The sun was a candle

simply quenched out

by the coming darkness.

The illumination disappeared

and gave the stars

a chance to shimmer.


we all remained under

a blanket of blackness

that consumed as all.

Thousands of nightmares,

 those that begin happy

 and gain your faith,

 but end in screeching.

The dark, soundless trees

stand sentry above the dimness

 that darts through the vapour.

A precinct of horror.

©  Nishka Ramkhelawan

Grade 11

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