Poem -



A single flickering flame,
of a lonely match,
In a vast darkness,
You have to light the wick
Of a candle,shelter it,
From the howling gale,
Feed it ,protect it,
Because it will grow,
From that one nurtured flame,
You can light another ,
And another and another,
See how it can spread,
Just see how it can be shared,
How dark is it now ?
When the flames shine bright,
The darkness is gone,
Giving way to a warming light,
This light is hope,
Without it we are lost ,
Let the light die,
And darkness is the cost

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Tony Taylor

Hello DIANE!!!.... this is so VERY well conceived and BEAUTIFULLY delivered poetic prose!!..... you can feel the light and the warmth growing throughout its well crafted phrasing and imagery!!......a powerful début piece here......ALL STARS!!...... well done dear poet sister!!...... and......WELCOME to COSMO!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo.  : )

Diane Redhead

Thank you so much for your lovely comments , I'm so glad you enjoyed my work Tony 

Lee Ann Zeiger

Hello, I loved your poem on hope.I too love to encourage people to look for hope all around us.
I have a visual journey of on Facebook called, Lite Your Hope...also a blog on kindness, love and hope.Its through HoprBlogger.com LiteHope.blogspot.com
Keep up the beautiful writing.