The lost child, with a forbidding fear
Seeks help with a faint quivering voice
Resounding on the walls.
Holding the walls, to make way out of the dark
Time ticking by, breathing faster and faster.
Gasping for more air, she stumbles on rocks
That makes her whine with pain.
A child accompanying her tourist mother
Whom she missed amidst the rocks
She screams for her mother, banging the walls
That beat her back
The mother goes mad, with her child lost amidst
So many rocks, whose cries are no more resounding on the walls
The drops of water splatter on her face
The green drops of water and algae
She opens her eyelids, and starts to cry.
Then she sees a streak of light, coming from a hole, on the other side
With trembling fingers, and pain in her thighs
Her slow movements brings frustration
To her racing mind.
As she moves across the guiding light
Her voice echoing off the walls
Her inspiration meets with hope.
She hears her mother, calling her name
She shouts back into higher and higher waves
She sparks hope, ultimately finds her way out
And reaches the hope light.
She remembers her mother say, "courage wins the heart."
The heart makes her bolder
And then she shouts out her mother’s name
In all anticipation, with the only hope to save her life.
And she hears her mother’s voice, feeling the salt water oozing out of her eyes
Her eyes brims with happiness, after days of last
Ultimately, she emerges she from the cave, with a way out.
A challenge may come up in life that one must welcome in, open-wide
For courage wins the heart.
Madhumitha Murali is from India and holds an MBA in finance. She is an avid blogger and a published author. Some of her recent works are found in a UK-based publication, SeventhQuarryMagazine.