I Light This Candle…


i know you are scared
who wouldn’t be
this life path set for you
you take it so damn well
chin up, never down
despite the beast
that’s eating you alive

you dance your way through
the hospital maze so gracefully
your smile lift up the spirit
of those following you
you are the leader, after all
and we….
we’re just following you

your existence inspires us
your spirit guides us
your fight moves us
pushes us
but we might have allowed denial
to lead us naively
for long enough

truthfully, the hardest part
is to accept the painful truth
that it is back
and it is likely to be
the one that will take you away from us
forever

i know the fight is still in you
i can see that flicker of light in your eyes
but i can also see
that the light is getting weaker

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I ask from all of you, my dear readers, to leave a room in your prayers for a friend of mine who is not doing well, who is fighting for her dear life. I dedicated the haiku below for her.

i light this candle
for a soul so brave and strong
steady in a storm

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3 thoughts on “I Light This Candle…

  1. I’m so sorry. Yet there is hope, because if she goes to meet her maker, He will love her and she will suffer no more. And if she gets her health back, then what a triumph! :] xx

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