This darkness


I rubbed my finger against the wall and it turned black like my shadow, dense and opaque. Whatever I touched, wherever I went, obscured; all the light absorbed. Nothing emitted, nothing gets out.

There are no roads, neither a path, not one direction yet I walk. The world bled red but why it did was pitch black. I search for colours, I search for grays, I search for compassion, I search for grace. The eyes are closed, the mouths are open, the world is blind and words, chosen. We’re all stained by sins that can’t be washed off with good intentions and mere acts of purity.

There is no redemption without retribution; there’s no one to heed our call.

Life is a lie, an eternal night lived by all; even the gods perish by nightfall. The good men fall and you know it’s written on the wall.

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  1. Shanyu says:

    That is dark and evil man! You read it and the darkness smirks to you. I mean you would have gone pretty well with Edgar Allan Poe, take it as a compliment and a comment both. Whoo! Darkness surrounds me reading this….

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  2. Anushk@ says:

    While reading your posts..I am groping into the darkness, looking for a way..and see… I’m lost!

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    1. You’re too late to be lost. 😂😂

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  3. Last paragraph was just too amazing!

    I so wonder how you write that!
    Each bit of it!

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    1. Just like you do, Rashmi. 🙂
      Thank you.

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  4. Chetna says:

    The good men fall…..!!
    This too shall pass. Nothing remains forever. *Forever is a myth*
    Neither the white light, the colors, and nor this dark night!
    Moreover, your eyes will get adjusted to this soon. You would be making out the colors even in the dark!
    BTW, ..one thing I felt a lil different was..
    Although there was all dark,but you look for greys, you look for colors, and not for any light…..

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    1. That’s what I say too. Forever is a myth.
      You got me there, Chetna. 🙂

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      1. Chetna says:

        Umm…won’t you say anything else ?
        Particularly about the latter part….

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        1. I don’t know. Aren’t we all lost?

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          1. Chetna says:

            What’s your definition of LOST?

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            1. Not knowing what we want?

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            2. Chetna says:

              In that sense humans are bound to be lost.
              Coz the wants are never ending and ever changing.
              How bout this…
              X has a loving girlfriend, an understanding and supporting family, fairly cooperating boss, amazing friends to be with, and a secure job!! He is happy! Ofc..all these can make your life pretty much a heaven.😂
              Would you say that X is lost?

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            3. We are bound to feel lost. I keep yelling about that all the freaking time. Everything looks bright when you see from afar it’s only when you start paying attention, you see all the absurdities.
              Is X lost? He might be. Try asking him.

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            4. Chetna says:

              All is grey!😬
              Haww..ye kya tha😅🙄

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            5. Kya Kya tha 😂

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            6. Chetna says:

              Is X lost? Try asking him.
              It was unexpected😅

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            7. It’s logical 😛

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            8. Chetna says:

              Hnn..hnn..😏😜

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  5. Dark, deep and true. 🖤

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  6. Harsh says:

    The writings on the wall.

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  7. Lia says:

    Just what Arushi said. :))

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    1. What I always say: “thank you”

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  8. Arushi says:

    Ominous and dark but beautiful capture!

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  9. This was just amazing dark but yet the brilliance showed especially shadow turning dark

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    1. Thanks Arshnoor. Everything ok now??

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      1. All good!! I hope u r doing grt

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        1. I am getting there. 😊

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          1. Do u wanna share what is worrying u!!
            Take care and I hope u get where u want to!!

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            1. Hahha nothing is worrying me.
              I’m fine.

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            2. Well I don’t know abt boys but if girls say I am fine it’s usually the opposite so I actually wondering what to take out of this

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            3. Haha I’m really okay. 😃

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  10. Nathi says:

    Such brilliance!! Love this🖤

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    1. There you are! 😬

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  11. swarna02 says:

    So deep!! w(°o°)w!

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  12. witasarmah says:

    True. Black is the only truth. Light an illusion.

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  13. All men fall, regardless of whether they are good or bad. Women fall too. Meanwhile, some others are so loved by Mother Earth that they fall a lot because Mother Earth feels like hugging them every now and then!

    All jokes apart, this was beautiful in a dark way. Welcome back, O Prince of Darkness!

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    1. Ever heard of “good die young”, princess??
      And yeah, thanks for the welcome. 😛

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      1. Oh yes. And I have written a rant about that too! It’s sad and unfair. Life can be so unfair

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        1. Life has always been unfair. Isn’t that why we fight and long for fairness?? I don’t know why we’re so optimistic. 😂

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  14. HappySoul says:

    Oh this darkness !
    “An eternal night” was my favourite here !! But though it feels so , Happy thinks it will be dawn, soon ! 😊

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    1. Thank you Happy! What else do you think?

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Oh I think a lot many things .. when you rubbed against the wall , you saw black ..you actually saw mix of yellow, blue, red! I hope you won’t repent asking this question Bharath😂
        Anyways , I think your writing style is awesome !

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        1. A mix of yellow, blue and red eh? See? Multitude of anything leads to darkness. Now you might add white to black to get grays. What’s grey? Covering the dark part up. Black is always there. Ever present. I don’t repent or regret asking questions. They get me answers.
          Thank you happy, you’re awesome yourself.

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          1. HappySoul says:

            Black is there ! Right ! As white takes over the shade becomes light !
            Sweet of you ! Thank you Bharath😊

            You know when I typed “sweet” now, I got the Dark Chocolate in mind as a synonym to say sweet in your page 😄… your darkness is catching up here!!!

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            1. Haha! Even your thoughts are metaphors. Damn!!

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  15. aathmana02 says:

    Yaar, morning itself itni dark scene huh?
    Kidding!
    Made me think twice!!
    As always!
    How come you always come up with such beautiful lines?!!🤩🤩

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    1. Haha morning 12AM ko andhera ho hota hai. 😂 I can’t write anything other than this maybe.

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      1. aathmana02 says:

        Lekin morning hi hai ji!
        But it’s really good !
        Your posts changes the personal beliefs of your readers! That’s your power!😃

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        1. They do? I don’t know. I don’t care.
          But I’m glad to have come across people like you who voice their opinion and challenge my beliefs. 🙂

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          1. aathmana02 says:

            Your posts are raw and that’s what most readers like me want!
            And you know how bad it gets when I really voice my opinions..!😅(aunties),

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            1. Don’t worry you’re not dealing with an aunty here. I’m too liberal for my extended family. 😂😂

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            2. aathmana02 says:

              But your pic of profile, the yellow one in the blue, makes me feel like I saw one of my aunties!! She is a blonde! And it looks like her animated picture..she is a Muslim and that one looks like her veil😅. A rebellious one!😅like me. We are quite good friends!

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            3. My profile picture?? Yellow one in blue??
              What do you see now??
              (I like families with different faiths and cultures. I envy you.)

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            4. aathmana02 says:

              Ha I love being half Muslim and half Hindu! The blend of both cultures! I love it!
              Yeah the yellow in the blue one .. and I see it now too

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            5. A picture in which I’m standing? Holding my phone??

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            6. aathmana02 says:

              Is there any picture like that?😅

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            7. Okay you’re seeing an old picture of mine, I guess. Why don’t you log out and login again? Your app needs to refresh.

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            8. aathmana02 says:

              Okay Lemme check.

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            9. When was the last time you logged out? 😂

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            10. aathmana02 says:

              I didnt!😅
              It’s the first time!
              I am too lazy to do that! And I have this really bad memory too.
              But it was easy too! Didn’t require my memory!😅😂

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            11. Do you see the picture now??

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            12. aathmana02 says:

              Nope!😅😂😂

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            13. I have an idea. Try throwing your phone against the wall. 😂

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            14. aathmana02 says:

              That’s a good one. Wait I will text you after doing that..😅

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            15. I’m right here waiting for you.

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            16. aathmana02 says:

              I did yaar! Try yours. Perhaps it’s your problem to resolve!!😅

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            17. My phone is working. Yours isn’t.

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            18. aathmana02 says:

              Funny! Just check your settings!😅
              I am gonna punch you if it is your problem
              Bahut sara photo dalne se pehle sochna chahiye tha!😅😅😂

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            19. Punch me? Okay hit me with your best shot. Kya sochna tha?

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            20. aathmana02 says:

              Arey didn’t play with a girl who has a bro already! She will be always a good puncher!
              Sochna tha ki kabhi kabhi aisi problems and confusions aa jati hai.😂
              Check again !😅

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            21. My sister usually screams the hell out of my eardrums. 😂😂

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            22. aathmana02 says:

              She should! How could she otherwise? And you absolutely deserve that! If I had been there, i’d make sure that you sell those ears!

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            23. I’m willing to try. How may I annoy you?

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            24. aathmana02 says:

              Oh you need not worry about that one. It comes naturally to you!😅😂🤣

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            25. So everything annoys you.

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            26. aathmana02 says:

              Kidding yaar!🤣 Aap sab kuch serious lete ho?

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            27. Serious aapne liya. Yaar it’s so easy to annoy people, all you have to do is comment without emoji and leave them wondering if we were serious or joking. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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            28. aathmana02 says:

              Lol!!! This one was BRILLIANT!
              I dont take comments from people like you seriously!
              You speak as though you are quiet an expert at this!😄

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            29. You don’t take my comment seriously??

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            30. aathmana02 says:

              I mean we both are kidding. Yaar use emojis na!!😅

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            31. See??😂🤣🤣🤣

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            32. aathmana02 says:

              Ha ha.. very funny!😏

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      1. Lia says:

        These faces! 😆😊

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        1. What about them? 😬

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          1. Lia says:

            So perfect is all. :))

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