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Monday, November 7, 2011

Lighting a Candle




'Gloom' itself the night, to which I suddenly woke
Fearful the sounds that crept up close,
mingled with the thump of my very loud heart;
Which sang of a terror with a thundering force.

Wet went my palms with all that I feared
I trembled and cursed until thoughts cleared;
Wasn’t there a candle and match I could find?
But the dark ate at me as the distance sneered.

I stumbled through the distance but, did find my way
I did light the candle and it leapt bright and gay!;
that the shadows that threatened were now the scared
as they fled from the fear of the truth spreading ray!

With a candle I could see all for what it was
Now nothing could pretend to be something it was not;
The ghost at the window was just a hanging branch!
And the threat at every step was merely my thought

The light that I lit was 'sight' new to see
A strength to my heart, a guide to my feet.
Lighting a candle is all that it took,
to tick at the truth and cross the “could be”...

(Topic from Roy Durham...What does the light of one candle mean to you)

22 comments:

Monu Awalla said...

Such an amazing thought dat I felt everything is happening with me.. Loved the words as dey pulled me in the situation.. I'm sure all the readers can relate themselves with these beautiful lines..

Creepy though lovely in total.. ;)

smiles :) :)

Jerly said...

Smiles smiles :):)

sulekkha said...

All it takes is a single match to light the candle in the dark and drive negativity and gloom away. Lovely poem.

Jovy Thomas said...

Brilliantly written poem that directly touched my heart and my eyes!!

Roy Durham said...

i see you are a candle burning bright. lovely poised with the sight of your pen. thank you i have place your candle on my post today, thank you and god bless

DeEpAK KaRtHiK (420) said...

Strong and Touchy one,

The light that I lit was 'sight' new to see
A strength to my heart, a guide to my feet.
Lighting a candle is all that it took,
to tick at the truth and cross the “could be”...

i liked it the most, you finished it in a gr8 way :) keep going :) a different post from you :)

http://deepakkarthikspeaks.blogspot.com

DeEpAK KaRtHiK (420) said...

Strong and Touchy one,

The light that I lit was 'sight' new to see
A strength to my heart, a guide to my feet.
Lighting a candle is all that it took,
to tick at the truth and cross the “could be”...

i liked it the most, you finished it in a gr8 way :) keep going :) a different post from you :)

http://deepakkarthikspeaks.blogspot.com

Motifs said...

This is exquisite work....I am so much at peace reading this..Congratulations...

Savira Gupta said...

All it takes is one candle!

Andy said...

Hello.
I'm visiting from Roy's blog.

It's funny how, even though we may be familiar with the layout of things during the daylight, when it comes to night & the dark, shadows & gloom suddenly appear where there were none.
Thank goodness for candlelight.

Very nicely expressed!
Thanks for sharing.

Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

His cross, His light - they are all we need to conquer the darkness!

I am so moved, so touched.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with all of us!

Blessings!

Jerly said...

Thanks so much, I am speechless now by all ur appreciation for this poem..Thanks Sulekha, Jovy, Roy, Deepak, Alpana,Savira, Andy and Martha. Its ur comments that bring the poem alive giving it many beautiful dimensions. Happy to have my candle too on ur post Roy. Thanks

Jan said...

Beautiful work. keep it up! <3<3<3 Jan

Rimly said...

What a powerful poem. I loved this metaphor of a light that disperses everything that is negative. Loved it Jeryl


http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-am-rose.html

Rimly said...

What a powerful poem. I loved this metaphor of a light that disperses everything that is negative. Loved it Jeryl


http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-am-rose.html

Jerly said...

Thank u Jan and Rimly :)

SUB said...

loved the thought behind the poem...esp the last 2 lines :))

FherYmas said...

You're a candle in the dark Jerly....



check my latest blog on 11-11-11
http://fernandoymas.blogspot.com/2011/11/effect-of-111111.html

Jerly said...

Thanks SUB and Fher!

Jessica M said...

I love candles :) Their warm glow casts darkness aside and you're right, brings all that there is into view. They are calming and healing and I love using them when I meditate and pray.

Great blog Jerly :) Thank you for visiting mine. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Jerly said...

Thanks Jessica. Waiting for u to read and share ur view on them

Grace said...

lovely :)

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