December 8, 2008

The Candle

Lit the lowly candle
Watched its flame
Shine so intensely
As it sparked to life

The candle’s burning wick
Glowed with such delight
It scared away the dark
Sending it into hiding

This minuscule candle
Showed me its strength
Conquering its contender
Right before my eyes

The mighty darkness
Was no close match
For the melting stick
And its big red flame

Darkness resigned
When it saw the light
What I could not see
Was right in my face

The candle winked
As if to say to me
I would be of no use
If I just stood there

I didn’t let the darkness
Nor my size frighten me
I just let my light shine
And dispel its delusion

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