I Keep This Light as a Guide
Brilliant measure; the stars in her eyes
A guide to defining the darkness
the balance of two where a heart must
Study the moon in the night skies.
With the sun come song birds from nowhere
With darkness comes the calm before the song
The stars repent harshness just so long,
At dawn the sun relieves us of care.
As the horizon meets the tree lines
All creation becomes ablaze
Even the tunnels of sunken caves
and the rough terrain of miner’s mines.
Deep like a perpetual fire
Heartening the person I should be
by my side are angels roaming free
Chatting with my demons to conspire
There I am impartial and content
Despite my tendencies to leap
The abyss has calmed itself to sleep
And Heaven has given its consent
Night and day rush at each other
in a clash of pigmented prisms
in that small window comes wisdom
where the tests of life are discovered
Light cannot enter a dark room
without illuminating it,
it must be grand, causing surfeit
consuming all myriad glooms
“When you put a match to a candle
In doing so you cast a shadow.”
In the sun your shadow follows,
At night that candle lights the mantle
Such a torch without flame is nil,
how we add fire when there is darkness
when light calls, do you harken?
Are you deemed worthy of the bill?
“No matter how fast light travels,
it finds that darkness got there first,“
Waiting for light’s imposing burst
waiting for light to fiercely unravel
And though light pacifies things unclean
It cannot thereby be defiled.
For if the light will be reviled,
then darkness will rule over its sheen.
Even the moon hides its darkest pores
Can you shine as brilliant in the shade?
Will you be the one unafraid?
To shine the light on these darkened shores
Because even God has a dark side
else the Devil would not be a thought
to balance the cosmos, he allots
the Devil certain places to hide.
I keep this small light as a guide
An understanding of its place
How its being is something embraced,
How dignified it is when applied.