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Monday, September 30, 2013

Become The Light

Maybe you wish
to dream away
the pain the world
has brought you…

Lie in a bed
of forgetting
praying time
could be rewound…

The sun will rise
even in darkness…

When night overwhelms
become the light…

Many who love you
are there to lift you up,
but only you can stand.
  

©Susie Clevenger 2013

28 comments :

Jim said...

You write a wonderful truth, Susie. No one else can do our standing. Hold our hand, yes.
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Bill Nicholls said...

Wonderful, nice start to the morning reading that, lots of truth there.

Vandana Sharma said...

:)Hope will always be there to pick us up and we need to find it in our soul.

Laura said...

even on days when physically standing is not possible... we can take a stance in how we wish to live our lives... from the heart. So beautiful Susie, so true.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Excellent sentiments, beautifully put.

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

I Love the very last stanza! it's so very true. Amazing how there is so much light and yet we cling to the darkness, willing or not.

Susan said...

"Become the Light" is simply beautiful. It's images speak to me--the bed of forgetting, being lifted vs. standing, become the Light in the darkness. Wow. It belongs near the St. Francis prayer I carry with me.

Marian said...

ooh, yes, Susie. and everything looks better in the morning, as well. love this, thank you.

Robert Bourne said...

words of truth and inspiration...

LaTonya Baldwin said...

The sun will rise...
beautiful.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Fantastic write, especially the two closing lines, which should be on a motivational poster somewhere. Love it!

Kim Nelson said...

I immediately understood the deep depression and the loving concern of those connected. Becoming the light, being the light, acknowledging that one is the light is the only path up.

Kay L. Davies said...

The second stanza reminds me of times in my life when I just didn't want to get up, dare I say didn't want to wake up?
There is much pain and much wisdom here, Susie.
K
PS, I checked my "comment spam" as Kerry suggested. I didn't even know I had comment spam. But you're not there. Most mysterious.

ed pilolla said...

i really like the truth you write. there's a place for a caring community but nothing can replace self motivation. or maybe it's as simple as life carries on, and as tragic as it is for so many people, we must be on board to some extent to live life, make a difference and count.

asteria's canvass said...

People will only help you, no one can live your life for you. The last two lines are inspiring.

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Susie, I wonder if I already have a comment awaiting moderation. Old and forgetful I am. Of course everything here that you say is so right. But the nicest part about it is that you have done so with kindness.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is so true, Susie. No matter how much support we may have from others, there are trials in life we have to face on our own steam. Not easy to do.

Debi Swim said...

A quote I like is "We are all in this together, alone." People can love us, help us, guide us but when it really comes down to it you are the only one there under your skin.
Your poem is so right on and beautifully done.

Margaret said...

Become the light. This is so easy for some people and I often think they have far more "woe" than me and yet I complain, complain. It is a choice , a habit, a conscious effort - especially at first. Beautiful poem

Ella said...

I love your comparison-funny I was going to post about light n' dark photos today! Wonderful read..I am playing catch up. I look forward to your prompt poems! I wrote years ago
http://www.ellasedge.blogspot.com/search?q=yellow#!http://ellasedge.blogspot.com/2010/09/beelieve.html
Maybe I should rewrite it!

I still want to write a new one to your prompt.

Your poem is so true-I have caught myself lingering in the dark~

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

Powerful words. The real truth that we must take ownership of our strength to stand, no one else can do it for us. The last stanza zinged me right between the eyes, I loved it. Great writing.

Steve King said...

An great perception. We are our own best hope and source of light. Very fine job.

Lisa A. Williams said...

Wonderful piece! So true, no matter how much support others may give us, it is up to us to make the final stand.

ccchampagne said...

Wow! I am... Speechless! Without going into too much personal crap, this really hit the spot. Beautiful words, lovely rhythm and simply just correctly balanced. Thank you so much!

razzamadazzle said...

This is a wonderful message!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Susie, your last stanza is the best advice, because it takes one's own effort as well as a loved one's to pick up and start again. This is just plain common sense, set to a lovely flow... Amy

Poet Laundry said...

Yes...very heartfelt and encouraging. Beautiful!

Wyoming Diva said...

Yes, yes. "Only you can stand." I have experienced this myself recently after a serious illness - many helped me and prayed for me, but only I could choose to heal, in the end. Thank you for sharing!

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