Not Alone When LonelyI was empty, my heart filled with nothing
Sitting in the vast dark forest
All memories of my life were devoured by the ravens
Who perched on the dead branches of trees
What is amity? What is mirth?
Those things unknown to me
No one here to brighten my way out this solitude
To purge this loneliness
I slowly opened my eyes
Another shadow being, like me became visible
They stared at me with emptiness in their coal eyes
I could feel their anger
I could feel their sadness
Most of all, I could feel their loneliness
That's when I became conscious of myself
And conscious of life all together
We both may feel lonely
But we are not alone when lonely
"Hope" PrologueAt a time in everyone's life, the thought about living in a world free of wars, hatefulness, and sadness occupies the mind. For some people, the thought beckons them for only a mere five minutes, and others, their whole life.
Those who think about such things are nothing but fools. There is no such thing as a world free of anything. The world is what it is, and there is no way to change it. One person can't revolutionize an entire planet much less a country on their own─ At least I know that now.
Apparently, I've lost hope. And in this world hope is everything. Without hope, there is no point in living at all. At least that's what the young boy with the chocolate brown eyes whispered to me just before becoming unconscious as I carried his fragile body to the nearest camp to nurse his bloody wounds.
I watched the nurse heal his injuries. The life had been flushed out of the boy's once bright and cheerful face. If I didn't know any better, I would have probably th