Today’s prompt is to write a defensive poem.
Defense Against Dark Arts
Your smile is a weapon
Against the darkness that threatens
From both without
Your kind words, a sincere compliment,
Incanted at an unexpected time,
Are a spell against the doldrums
In the seasons of life.
Your small gestures, opening a door
Or offering a seat, are a shield
Against the despair that makes us believe
We are alone.
Your hugs and kisses are a stronghold
Against the dejection that attacks
These are your armaments:
Wield them with abandon
And extinguish the Dark.