THE JOURNEY: From Darkness to Light

Hello people!!๐Ÿ˜„

How are you all?

These last few days, I was interning at Fortis, Shalimar Bagh as a part of the Summer School Internship Program at the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare.

As a part of the program, I had to make a small project related to mental illness. So, here is my poem: ‘THE JOURNEY: From Darkness to Light’.

I feel lost.

No hopes are in sight.

I’m wandering in the dark,

craving for some light.

I am so confused.

I don’t know what to do.

One second, I mess things up;

the other, I repent it too.

People say I’ve become insane

But does anyone actually realize my pain?

I battle with my mind every other day.

I barely have controls over what I do and say.

I scream, I shout, yet no one hears.

I often go to bed, with my eyes full of tears.

Agony and fear often numb my mind.

Genuine smiles and mirth, will I ever be able to find?

I ain’t afraid of the monsters under my bed.

I fear the demon who lives inside my head.

I’m struggling to get free;

Free from the chains that tie me;

Free from the chains that don’t let me fly.

I yearn for the flight of freedom in the sky.

The whispers of society drown me in shame.

I’ve lost my worth, confidence and name.

My path is vague, yet I keep walking.

Trying to shut the mouths that keep talking.

I wander till I find someone by my side.

She walks me to light; my path she does guide.

She embraces me and wipes off my tears.

She liberates me of my misery and fears.

She understands my problems and helps me fight.

She helps me make the decisions right.

She gifts me joy and smiles sheer;

and fills my life with peace and cheer.

She is neither my friend nor one of my kins.

She is the specialist who has helped me correct my sins.


This is the original project I made and yes that is all my handwriting!๐Ÿ˜„ I know the picture is not quite clear, yet not unreadable though! ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜œ


So, what did you feel about this one? Drop your feedback in the comments section below! ๐Ÿ˜„

BY THE WAY, GUYS!!!! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ I THINK MOST OF YOU’VE MISSED MY LAST POST!!! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well, that was in caps because I seriously want you all to read it and there haven’t been many views.ย ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ย Of course, it’s up to you whether you like it or not but I AM REALLY HOPING TO READ YOUR REVIEW ON MY WORK! ๐Ÿ˜„ย  Here’ the link, if you wish to check out my previous post:

Goodbye!๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค— ( I’m eagerly awaiting your response!๐Ÿ˜„)


Featured image credits: Google

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Taru says:

    Beautifully written๐Ÿ˜Š
    Keep going girlโ™ฅ๏ธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank You!!๐Ÿ˜˜โค


  2. OKAY WOW.
    Firstly, this isn’t just a beautiful creative piece, but the fact that it is about people who struggle with mental illness is the highlight here.
    The beautiful way in which you’ve penned down their side of the story, their struggles, their perspective is something to be applauded! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    This is a testament to the fact that your writings are always thought-through and have a deeper meaning behind them.
    It also shows how socially aware you are.

    I absolutely loved this piece Riddhima! Stunning as always. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’œ

    “I battle with my mind every other day.
    I barely have controls over what I do and say.”

    “The whispers of society drown me in shame.
    Iโ€™ve lost my worth, confidence and name.”

    These are some of my favourite lines!โ˜บ๏ธ

    Ah I don’t know if I emphasised on this enough so I’ll say it again.

    You’re an incredibly talented writer dear! ๐Ÿ’œ

    Secondly, (this is probably the most important thing hehe) OMG YOUR HANDWRITING IS AS AESTHETICALLY PLEASING AND BEAUTIFUL AS YOU!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

    Your gorgeous handwriting also shows how controlled and well-placed your thoughts are!

    Lots of love from me Riddhima!
    -Megha ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    1. Okay, firstly, THANK YOU MEGHA! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      Nobody but you could have spread that wide a smile on my face!๐Ÿ˜„
      Secondly, the fact that you never fail to read in between the lines and understand just what I wanted to express is phenomenal! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•
      Thirdly, My handwriting is not as beautiful as much you’ve praised it! ( At least not that good in this one project that I wrote at midnight with my eyes so laden with sleepiness!)๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thank you for always being there for me!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธโค๏ธ

      Lots and lots of love to you too!โค๏ธโค๏ธ


    2. Gaurav says:

      Undoubtedly a well infact perfectly crafted piece of art.
      The pain ,the agony,the day today struggle and then the relief … masterly painted … Princess Riddhi
      Great job .
      Touched the ๐Ÿ’“.


      1. Thank you!!๐Ÿ˜„


  3. Winnie says:

    Wow! Beautiful poem and you have a beautiful handwriting. ๐Ÿ˜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Winnie!๐Ÿ˜˜โค

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Winnie says:

        Youโ€™re welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐ŸŒน

        Liked by 1 person

      2. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  4. Tanya says:

    A very thoughtful one ! As I read it in my mind, the words got louder and louder. โ™ฅ๏ธ
    Also, wow handwriting ๐ŸŒธ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so very much Tanya!๐Ÿ˜Šโค You really made me smile!๐Ÿ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Manik says:

    Handwriting ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Vanshita says:

        Wow!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Riddhima this is truly amazing๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you Vanshita!!๐Ÿ˜Šโค


  6. Laleh Chini says:

    So beautiful dear.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Laleh!โค๐Ÿค—

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Laleh Chini says:

        My pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Nishtha says:


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!๐Ÿ˜„โค


  8. Aditi says:

    It’s beautiful.. You go girl!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Aditi!!๐Ÿ˜„โค


  9. Aditi says:

    Also, Your handwriting ๐Ÿ˜

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hehe!! Thanks again!๐Ÿ˜Šโค


  10. Loved every bit of it. Beautifully depicted and the build up is amazing. Keep Going Riddhimaโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ’›

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Aarav!! I’m glad you liked it!๐Ÿ˜Š


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