Lighthouse

Peering through a crack

In the broken cement wall

That envelopes me entirely

I peer out occasionally

Into the world beyond

Beyond the weathered, broken, crumbling tower

Alone on its island

Surrounded by an ocean of deep unkown

Once a beacon amongst the darkness

The light faded

The glass shattered

Beyond the gloomy monochromatic sky

Beyond the razor wire confines

A light appears amongst the dense forest

Full of darkness. Wonder. Danger.

Dancing and twirling over and around the jagged, dead branches

When the world turns black and cold

I wait with anticipation

For the light to reappear

Sometimes it doesn’t show

Sometimes it moves

I know there is somebody out there

One day I will find you.

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16 Dec – A Little More Light

Happy Chanukkah if you’re celebrating tonight. What do you do to fill the world with light?

I’ve never really considered that I would be the sort of person that would fill the world with light – my personality wouldn’t suggest there is much light to begin with, let alone share.

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Daily Prompt – No Time To Waste

Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.

Life is too short to wallow in sadness and misery.

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16 Sept – Wounds of Light

Rumi said that a wound is where the light enters you. Discuss this idea and how it applies to a moment in your life.

 

Without going through a battle and getting wounded, then we don’t truly gain insight. The way I read this, the light is a metaphor for insight / wisdom / knowledge / understanding. And if wounds don’t give you that, then you must be an idiot.
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Daily Prompt – New Dawn

How often do you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise? Tell us about what happened the last time you were up so early (or late…).

In an ideal world, having to get up during the a.m. wouldn’t exist, and a sunrise would only be for crazy people who enjoy being sleep deprived. Continue reading