this little light that shines…

I feel so raw

when my girl gets called

a loser.

I think so fast

when my love for her

is tossed

in the net of all their taunts.

They’re bigger than her.

So what?

They swagger, they sway

in her face

to stop her winning game.

They’d like to blow right out her light

a candle snuffed before its prime.

Yet in her heart she feels

some bright

that shines way beyond:

oh yes. She’ll have her time.

2 thoughts on “this little light that shines…

  1. Simply beautiful. Actually, I know how it feels to finally triumph. Your ‘little light’ indicates the freeing spirit of that moment. I learned the hard way to appreciate even the smallest gesture of regard and share some little moments of kindness.

    That’s why I’m intending to write a newspaper article about complimenting and its beautiful effects when people actually mean what they say. I try to collect compliments, so if you want to take part – just submit a compliment you recently paid or received by commenting on this post:
    Because love can be shared as well as projecting a lack of self-esteem on others.

    • How beautiful. I love your sentiment and your efforts to turn the usual criticism or projection onto others into a reflection on how we can compliment the other. Thanks for your heart-felt comments. I’m curious to hear about the other compliments you’ve heard about…

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