I was far from home now.
Exploring the woods that were deep.
The Sun was now below the horizon;
The hanging darkness making my chest tighten.
The air reeked of malice and dejection;
My thoughts screamed to get out of that region.
At once, I set foot for home.
Turning behind to the nested darkness.
Only to see it staring back;
With gruesome aura she stalked in the black.
Her face young,charming and fine;
Yet those fixated eyes,as old as time.
With stealth of a hungry tiger.
She drew nearer to me.
A chill ran down my spine;
She opened her lips baring those canine.
“You dare enter my territory with your puny might!
Answer a question or become my feast for tonight.”
Unable to find the words lost to fear.
I stood their motionless with eyes wide open.
She snickered at the horror it showed;
Her ancient voice made my blood run cold.
“For frail mortal, strangled in his worldly mistake;
What is the greatest power he can obtain?’
My freedom stood an answer away.
Although death would greet me at my error.
I forced myself to think frantically;
Collecting every thought that occurred to me.
Hysterically, I filtered the word from my brain’s noise;
“Positivity”,replied I with a weak voice.
I took a breath to collect my thoughts and continued.
“For lives infested with hatred,pain,suffering and woe.
Where only in death one lies at ease;
Powerful he is indeed to avert this wretched breeze.
Choosing to enlighten it with blithe and positivity’s spark;
At this she smirked and vanished in the dark.