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Sharing The Light

A shaft of light upon my neighbor's land
is owned by him, but it is also mine
To rise at dawn, and from a captured view
He stakes his claim, not knowing I will too

The sun will break, each morning, crimson bold
And finally when his darkness comes so cold
A shaft of light will land upon my back
That tells me somewhere else the night is black

I know tonight when my own world tucks in
A shaft of light some place will rise again
I share the sun, with those I'll never know
Perhaps it lights a way for us to grow

For Seren's :  Shaft of Light Contest:

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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Carrie, stopping by to enjoy all of Seren's "Shaft of light " winners.. Congratulations with your awesome poem. xox~ PD

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:45:00 PM
    I truly love this, Carrie!! Congratulations on another deserving win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations on your win in Seren’s contest, it's important to know that darkness won't last!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:14:00 AM
    congrats on a wonderful win Carrie

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 3:15:00 AM
    well done Carrie and thank you....Seren

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:03:00 AM
    just lovely Carrie, many congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 10:21:00 PM
    What a lovely poem and such smooth rhythm throughout !! Enjoyed your take on the shaft of light..a new day to come with the rising of the sun. Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Interesting perspective of the far and near. Sunlight is such a wonderful gift. Nice job on the iambic rhythm.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:39:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poem, Carrie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 5:56:00 PM
    this poems just flows like water of a beautiful stream.. making the world so lovely to see.. your words have touched me dearly.. i am one of those who wish for a world of sharing and peace also.. ur poem is just wonderful... gud luck in the contest.. love maryam :)

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 3:46:00 PM
    Carrie, I grow whenever I read work like this, good luck....David

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 2:35:00 PM
    This is very beautiful, Carrie! I know it will do well in Seren's contest. Thank you for sharing it! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Sharing gives great joy and many good friends-Uplifting and beautiful poem Carrie. - Luck in contest. - Happy Valentines Day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)