Light me a lamp

Light me a lamp, dear one!
not just when the nights are dark
but even on the brightest of days
sometimes the sun blinded by
its own luminescence
needs light to be able to shine light

Light me a lamp, dear one!
when one by one each hope is plucked
to be bruised like petals
by the hands of childish fate
soothing light is the salve most needed then

Light me a lamp, dear one!
the scented secrets shining in the eyes
have lost their sheen
the incessant flow of tears curtains the luminosity
let the flame reflect in them

Light me a lamp, dear one
truth cowers in the opacity of lies
unsure and unsung, sinking into oblivion
all it needs is a glimmer
to come into its own once again

Light me a lamp, dear one
untold miseries may rain on me
life may carry distress in its reticule
this tremulous, flickering light
holds a promise of tomorrow

Light me a lamp, dear one
let me uncoil the mysteries of life
wrapped in brittle, yellowing paper
the twists and turns of labyrinthine
life I will navigate stoically
gift me the light of friendship
to guide me onwards always.

I hope 2022 is better for all of us. May we all continue to look out for each other, hold each others hand in the blogosphere and have the resilience to ride the rough times. A very Happy New Year. Stay you, stay safe.


49 thoughts on “Light me a lamp

  1. A magnificent poem to usher in 2022. Is beautiful, dear Punam. You radiate kindness, hope, and light throughout the blogosphere, and we are all lucky to have you. I appreciate you immensely, my dear friend. Wishing you the most blessed and wondrous 2022.

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      1. You’re welcome, dear Punam. Always. Aww, thank you, my dear friend. That means the world to me. Know that I treasure being here. Is a blessing to me. πŸ’–


  2. Beautifully written, Punam, the repetition works so well. Your message is full of hope and support, and I firmly believe we all will continue to hold each other’s hands through the dark times until the light shines on us once more. Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2022 and beyond. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ•―οΈ

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