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It was a freezing December night
I was lying on my cot, peering at the sky
I often wondered in my head
Why is the night so mysterious to my eyes?
The glimmering stars and the soothing moonlight,
The quiet wind and the mist so wide.
The chilling cold and the darkness all around,
Where do they all go during the daylight?
I turned to my brother lying on a cot beside
I asked him "Brother what's up with the night?"
Where do they all go when the sun comes out?"
Why can't we see them during the daylight?"
My brother looked at me with a smile so slight
I could barely see it behind his hazy eyes.
He gazed at the sky as if staring upon our fate,
Then took a deep breath and commenced the direful tale.
"It's cursed this night, just like we are
It's ruled by another entity but wishes to go far
It has no value in anybody's heart
Just shunned by all like a useless tart"
"On whom the sun took pity
Hence its existence became known
Or else it would be nothing
Just an orphan ignored and unknown"
"Ambitious stars which strain to emit light
But stand no chance once the sun shows its might
It has the moon attempting to announce its presence
But its voice is too bleak against the warm day essence"
"Where evil and enormity both breathe expediently
And men of honor lose their soul
Where remorseless creatures roam inherently
Their minds turning completely foul"
"Choked with queer voices all over the place
Inducing a common passerby with fright
That's its endowment an utter disgrace
That's your ugly mysterious night"
Desolated and broken by the narrative
I tried to gather myself again
I held my brother's gaze and asked
"But will it ever change?"
His eyes lost in pain and agony
Trying hard to hide the terror behind
He shook it away and answered my question
And it was exactly what I had feared in my mind.
"The fate of these stars and this moon shall remain the same
Till this world ends and a new one begins
With a better heart and untainted soul
And a heap of wisdom to attain"
"When man won't discard
The poor and the mucky
When life won't punish
The darker and unlucky"
"Maybe there will be a day
When we will be considered equals
When the moon would smile jovially
And sun equally gay"
"But for an eternity as of now
Our mere existence is a maim
After all we are a spurious coin
And a pathetic living sin"
Saying so my brother closed his eyes
I knew he wanted to say a lot
But chose to keep quiet
As I kept on staring at the bare glimmering sky
I sweeped a last glance at the night
Its beauty knew no bounds
For a moment I wondered how it could be so elegant
And yet hide such hideous wounds
Absorbing this environment abhorred yet profound
I heaved a hollow sigh
And then I too closed my eyes
As a tear fell to the ground.