We are seekers of light,

even on our darkest days,
we search for rays of hope
through shuttered windows,

since the dawn of time,
since the sun’s first rising,
our eyes have sought relief
from life’s encroaching shadows,

our hearts have drawn
comfort from a candle’s gentle flame,

we have blossomed beneath a full moon,
grown hopeful under starry skies,
felt protected by a beaconed lighthouse,
its steady beam guiding our way,
righting our ship,
leading us home,

but we needn’t journey alone,

if we reach out to others,
we will see in their eyes
how they search,
how they yearn
for the same light,
the same hope,

whether it’s in sorrow or celebration,
in grief or joy,
in darkness or light,
we can be a beacon,
a full moon,
or a gentle flame for one another,

we are all seekers of light.

Photo of Mabelle by Estelle Boyaka © 2022 – Sunny 95 Park neighbor and friend

6 responses

  1. Yes! Stunning writing! Perfectly evokes our shared humanness.

    1. Thank you, Judy! May your days have many moments of nurturing light! xoxo

  2. I am, as always, touched, uplifted, and inspired by your creative, compassionate Spirit, dear Rita. My hope is that everything you give to others comes back to you one hundred fold. The concept of nurturing light is particularly comforting on this bitterly frigid day in the Midlands.

    1. Thank you so much, Ellen! Light is so essential to our well-being, especially during these winter months. May the warmth and light from the sun continue to nourish your spirit! xoxo

  3. Maureen Shepherd | Reply

    An uplifting poem reminding me to be hopeful and open to the light that is all around us. Thank you for this lovely read. 😉

    1. Thank you, Maureen. Winter is a time when light becomes even more important for our well-being. I hope there is light present in your heart and in your home. xoxo

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