The bright sunlight glows
and lights up the room.
Adding joyful smiles to
the bright faces around me.
There is cheer, there is laughter
and there is the joy of togetherness.
There is every reason to be happy.
Yet, I am not happy.
But when the darkness storms in
and engulfs the room,
adding its shadows everywhere
in the stillness around me.
There is silence, there is gloom,
there is the darkness of solitude.
There is every reason to be uneasy.
Yet, I am at peace.