“I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side” ~ J. K. Rowling.
There are many different sides to each one of us. Most of the time we only display that side of ours which we know is going to be loved by others…but what about the other side of our which is of equal significance…
As the night slowly spreads its wings,
Covering everything in its shadows,
Spreading with it a sense of mystery and uncertainty,
Slowly as all the brightness it swallows.
The dark seems apprehensive,
Unapproachable and strangely defensive.
Sending an eerie chill down the spine,
Of even the strongest of mankind.
Like the darkness that surrounds us at this time,
We all have certain traits that we are not proud of.
At times these are a source of our arrogance,
Other times making us humble in search of semblance.
Undeniable and unforgettable,
A hidden part of our core,
Sometimes a lesson and sometimes even more.
Hidden under the layers and layers of persona,
Coming out only when we feel safe with someone.
At times shunned away for coming out into the open,
At times embraced for finding the courage that comes with acceptance.
Locked away deep in our hearts,
Often viewed as our weakness,
Making one wonder will we be accepted with these,
Or will we have to learn to love loneliness.
For all the good qualities are often overshadowed by the undesirable ones,
Making it hard to decide if they should be disclosed or kept hidden.