For July 2016 week 3 of #MYWritersPoetryPrompt, there were two word prompts, ‘light’ and ‘dark’. I wrote about the co-existence of light and dark, good and evil. This poem is not about the triumph of good over evil, but about how their co-existence makes each appear as they are perceived in the present day – light being the good, and dark being the evil.
Light and Dark
What is light without dark?
What is dark without light?
The light makes the dark
Look dim and dastardly
The dark makes the light
Look bright and beautiful
One without the other
Will lose its power and influence
They are pitted against each other
But each needs the other to thrive
An odd co-existence through the ages
But persists still due to necessity
Khor Hui Min
23 June 2016