Hope

Today has been a very long, very hard, and very strange day. To be perfectly honest I haven’t really figured it out yet. Maybe there’s nothing to figure out and I’m just overthinking it. Either way, it will hopefully make more sense in the morning.

Candlelight flickers

Through the window

And beckons the weary traveler

Ever nearer

 

A thief

Slinking through the night

Steals away the light

And drifts away

 

But then a spark

From a neighbor’s flame

Brings the light back to life again

Stronger than before

 

Gently, gently

The flame is nurtured

And sparks rain down

Setting other lights to flame

 

There is hope in all of us, the potential for great kindness and generosity. To spread our light, our hopes and dreams, to embrace all of those around us, even those we don’t really know. We make a difference. Every kind word and gesture, every snide remark and every time we turn away, has the potential to transform a life.

I’m joining the Bloggers for Peace movement tonight. Today was one of those days that made it feel right. Here’s the link to join up if you’re interested: http://everydaygurus.com/2012/12/20/we-can-make-a-difference-right-here-right-now/. Goodnight everyone, may your lives be blessed and you light shine strongly in the dark.

Other Bloggers for Peace:

http://heartflow2013.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/how-to-live-like-a-dog-b4peace/ (this reminds me a bit of my last post, An Ancient Pact).

http://crankycaregiver.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/we-lost-a-child/ (This is a lovely, if painful, post)

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About jessicanix

I am a college student that loves everything about the written word. Stories and poetry are my mediums of choice and, with a little luck, I can show you why. Come visit me at Shadowed in Moonlight.

Posted on April 9, 2013, in Bloggers for Peace, Full Moon, Wolfsong and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. A beautiful poem and touching sentiments. Welcome to the pack!

  2. I agree with Crankycaregiver. Lovely poem and powerful message. Love thy neighbor. Spread the light. Peace is as simple as that. {{Hugs}} Kozo

  3. Sleep well Jessica I hope tomorrow s better for you!!

  4. We carry the spirit and pass it on… Beautiful! …and thanks for the pingback – Tomas

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