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By BUSHRA TANVIRPublished about a year ago 1 min read

When I was a child, small and meek,

I’d cower in fear, oh, how I’d shriek!

The shadows loomed, they seemed so vast,

I couldn’t escape, they’d always last.

Oh, the terror that filled my little heart,

As darkness engulfed, tearing me apart.

Shadows on walls, dancing with glee,

Mocking my fears, laughing at me.

I’d hide under blankets, trembling with fright,

Imagining monsters lurking in the night.

The eerie figures, elongated and tall,

Whispering secrets, scaring me to the core.

But little did I know, it was all a charade,

A trick my mind played, in the shadows it made.

For as I grew older, the truth became clear,

Shadows were harmless, nothing to fear.

So now I look back and chuckle with glee,

At the silly child I used to be.

Afraid of shadows, what a funny sight,

Oh, how I’ve grown, embracing the light!

Now shadows are friends, playful and kind,

Creating illusions that tickle my mind.

I dance with them, twirling in their embrace,

No longer afraid, I’ve found my own grace.

So to all the children who fear the dark,

Know that shadows are merely a spark.

A chance to discover your strength within,

And laugh at your fears with a mischievous grin.

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