The Silver Lining


When it is dark and future bleak,
We forget to see the silver streak,
The darkest cloud gives the heaviest rain,
When flowers bloom, swiping off disdain.

So…embrace darkness without an easy forego,
Give it a parting hug before you let it go,
Enjoy the eclipse and its short string,
Coz only clashed paths form the ‘Diamond Ring’

Only when low…we learn our weaker points,
Only in the storm…we know the wobbly joints,
Water comes only after digging rock deep,
Boat reaches ashore only after a strong Oar’s sweep.

So hold your mast, Ahoy Sailor,
The ship of life is ready to sail,
The stars can’t wait to shine brighter,
If your aim is the Horizon beyond the grey sky!

Slap back the unnecessary farther,
Chest out to brave the waters of courage,
Resolve to fight the mountainous waves,
Coz…today is the chance for your haves.

Your trophy of faith awaits across,
Ignore the dark and tighten your sails,
Hope will steer you ashore under the Hallow of lightening,
Stay Brave, as it hits you with streak of Silver Lining!

The dawn is about to break,
As tempest and tides subside,
Silver Lining is smiling away,
Seeing your joy…beholding the Sunshine!

© Mahima Sharma


A science graduate from Delhi University and post graduate in Mass Communication, Mahima Sharma is a senior Journalist in New Delhi, India. She began her career as a Content Writer & PR Manager with E-Lexicon PR & Mutual PR, but she found her calling at the renowned Hindustan Times Newspaper. After a couple of front-page stories at HT,  ANI-Reuters got her aboard, where she spread her wings in TV, Print & Digital Journalism. In 2010 Rajdeep Sardesai’s flagship prime-time show offered her, her dream job at CNN-IBN. From May 2017, she is a freelance journalist. A poet and Sufi, at heart, Mahima now writes for unchained passion.


5 thoughts on “The Silver Lining

  1. Simply wonderful, it’s not always necessary to have a message, the rhyming itself gives sense of elation. This message might have been given by many but the words and new examples are the beauty of the poem. Well done, congratulations, best wishes and keep it up

  2. The positivity encapsulated in the poem seeps into the very bones…. Great! Take a bow.

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