I let the light in today
Tossed aside the shades and drew the windows wide,
to glimpse upon a beam of golden hope,
a ray of brilliance amidst the dark winter cold
I never had dared let the light in before
For fear that it wouldn’t be mine to keep
A well-guarded window kept safe all I guarded,
a shade to protect against all I held dear
Yet, a small, quiet voice urged me onward today
Steeling my courage, making me bold
And I stepped out from darkness to look at the sky
A sight I had dreamed of, but never pursued
The light was dazzling, although small
peaking through the clouds, daring to shine
It flickered with uncertainty, almost disappearing
A glimmer of promise…but, the light was there
My eyes rebelled at the glorious sight,
for no light had ever shone like this before
So, I silenced my mind, and opened my heart
And took every ounce of it in
I gazed at the light, embracing its warmth,
and the joy that I felt grew inside
I let myself dream, and I let my heart dance
and my soul felt complete and whole
And my spirit knew true happiness
as I dared to indulge in this dream
But I knew, how I knew, that the light could not stay,
and the clouds gently took it away
A sigh of resignation escaped my lips.
I knew I had stolen a moment or two
with a light that inspired me, thrilled me, warmed me
A moment of hope amidst a season of gray
I let myself take just a minute or two
to delight in the thoughts of all that could be
I let the light in for a second today
to imagine what joy and bliss true love could bring.
Welcome to my second addition of poetry to the site! Here’s a poem that actually was part of a larger work, but I decided to ultimately cut that down and make two different poems. It’s counterpart will focus around a meadow scene, so be sure to look for that one in the upcoming weeks. Ideally, I’d love to edit this one and adapt it to fit a solid rhyming scheme. I just had to get these thoughts down last night, and I knew that if I became too concerned with rhyming, I wouldn’t be as articulate and truthful with my words.
The picture above is also mine. It was taken around sunset, in a moving car, while riding to Cleveland, Ohio…the sun was a lovely winter gold that afternoon.
Happy reading, all!