Light in the Darkness

4 Aug

Light in the Darkness

I hear a lot of folks complain
Of darkness in the world
How negative things have become
And hate that has unfurled

I see them fold their arms across
Their chest and just bemoan
Never doing anything
To change the world’s dark tone

“It’s hopeless!” they often declare
“What difference can I make?”
And that, my friends, is what is wrong
With folks who bellyache

They cannot fathom how one light
One tiny little flame
When lit up in pitch black rooms
Can so much darkness tame

There was a man two thousand years
Ago who was a light
And headlong did He walk into
The darkness of the night

He did not whine about how bad
That people treated Him
He didn’t sit and fold His arms
And let His candle dim

His name was Jesus and He was
The light in the darkness
No matter how much it enveloped
His light would not suppress

He taught people to not just hide
Away from all the gloom
But to enter into the
Most dark and somber room

To take their hope and faith and light
Into the darkest place
And let that light act as a torch
Illuminating grace

Casting out shadows of doubt
And silencing man’s greed
Acting as a beacon of
The hope that we all need

You cannot just sit by and wait
For your way to be lit
Your path can be made clear by light
That you yourself emit

You may work at a dreary job
With melancholy peers
But it will make no difference
If you go change careers

No matter where you choose to be
There will always be those
Who are the darkness in the room
And cast on you their woes

There may be some within your tribe
Who grumble and dissent
But in optimism’s light
Their darkness will relent

So don’t snuff out your flame of hope
And say it’s all for naught
Follow the shining example
That the Savior taught

Go headlong into the night
And cast your brilliant glow
Just as the great King of Kings did
All those years ago

Your light may not burn quite as long
As you may hope it to
But the flash left on their eyes
Will always imbue

And inspire others to
Spread their light to the dark
Sometimes all you need to see
Is just a little spark

                                ~Miro

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6 Responses to “Light in the Darkness”

  1. granbee August 4, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    This is the The Light to which I constantly travel!

  2. lscotthoughts August 4, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    A little spark is just the beginning…great inspiration, Miro!

  3. Cat Forsley August 4, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Beautiful Miro ………
    there is nothing to complain about in this life ,,,,,,
    absolutely NOTHING ……………….

    to complain is to harp on the negative
    to be happy and lift is to spread kindness happiness and gratitude .
    it’s so #$% simple …………………..

    For You !
    Love xx
    Cat

  4. thepoeticgoblin August 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Amazing writing with a true and honest message. I share this view, although I do moan about the state of the world at times, but I believe in “DOING” over “MOANING”. A good read!

  5. Bonnie August 7, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    What a beautiful poem, Miro. This is definitely one of my favorites. 🙂

  6. Sue Dreamwalker August 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    We can all of us be the Light, if we choose to be the spark. All we need to ignite the world is to light up our own Inner Lights and live in Love and Harmony.. Then the world will find its Peace..
    Great!! Poem Miro.
    ~Sue

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