And now for something completely different:-) I wrote this at a time when I was craving light, and it made me smile. By the way, if you’d like to light a virtual candle for someone or something, check out this website…it’s beautiful.
Shine on beautiful people:-)
There once was a candle
that burned so bright,
we needed nothing but his light.
It shone, it glowed
So warm and pure
We had no need to ask for more.
But candle had begun to dream
of future times as yet not seen,
and so his glow diminished fast
till those around him felt the past,
for there was scarce sufficient light
to clearly see their present plight.
But while they all dwelt in the past,
Candle’s thoughts had traveled fast,
into a future perfect world.
But all too soon those dreams unfurled,
for the world in which he’d choose to dwell
was not yet built, so candle fell
into a confusion deep and bleak –
he’d seen a perfection he couldn’t keep.
His friends just could not understand,
what candle had seen in that far off land.
So sadness caused his light to dwindle,
as he took to a love sick bed.
Dwindle it did, dwindle until
It was barely flickering red.
So dark it was that life itself
began to sleep instead.
Yet candle’s thoughts continued to build
their vision throughout this night,
and soon he saw that to light the dark
his glow must be brighter than bright,
for in order to build that paradise
we had to see the wrongs to put right.
And so with all his love and trust,
he asked the joy to flow,
and once again, but brighter still
The light began to glow.
Relentless brightness yielded much
For there were none it failed to touch
On seeing all that could improve
So people’s thoughts began to move
To a future, better life than now
The one remaining question – how?
The light of joy reached deep within
and opened people’s hearts,
willing them to know, believe,
Love is where healing starts
And so it came to be that love
grew stronger by the minute,
‘till soon there wasn’t a heart or soul
that alone, could contain all within it
And so the love began to flow
Between, amongst, afar
And as it shone on all it touched
The world was as a star
Emitting the heat and light of love
As never once known before
Bringing to life and beings all
The strength of the ever more
And so with love the people built
Their world of grace and truth
Together, as one, they toiled and worked
Not one did stand aloof.
And so did candle’s bright light shine
On that future world he’d seen
And yet is was better, brighter still
Than the one to which he’d been
For never alone could mind conceive
What all hearts together can achieve