Now that the sun has set, and darkness has fallen upon my path I can feel the warmth leave my body as the cold night settles before me.
An unforeseen force crept in without a sound clutched my mouth and plunged me into a path unknown.
Frightened of what might await I have no choice but to walk it blindly.
I can see the shadow people, people I once knew.
I can feel their pain in my chest as I gasp for air, fighting an invisible force that is clenching my throat, till I can no more.
The unforeseen force spread across like wildfire that could not be tamed.
In a blink of an eye, walls crowded as far as the eye could see.
I see figures staring blankly at the shadow walls.
So much misery and sadness cloud their mind from the thoughts of the shadow people.
I know I am not alone.
I gaze upon the midnight sky searching for answers, was this the end or just the beginning of this path?
A ray of light touches my feet, the moon assures me there’s hope for that someday again.
I watch the moon fall away as aurora awakened.
By Lucreta Moodley
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