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Lights

Lights

They talk about searching for the light,
To look into it and find something new.
We see them when we’re speeding down the highway at 2.AM – 
Nowhere to go but in such a hurry to get there.
They speak of finding the light at the end of the tunnel
But do they tell you of what’s after the light?
Is it another journey to find a brighter light,
To make this world all the more uplifting.
Or does it make the world even more torturous;
To all who have glared into this fake mysterious journey.

The metaphor of light isn’t always what it turns out to be.
Happiness and cruelty.
You can choose these by a switch of a light – 
From the dream that occurs by the light in your mind
Or the brutality of preventing yourself
From the world that becomes above all more painful.

Hazardous lights cause warning to those afraid of danger,
While others see it as an exit route to another destination.
The light shining from the moon keeping us safe from all around
Can still make its way to the death of those alone on the streets.
The peasants dying on the side of the pavement
Can see themselves in the reflection in the puddle they lie beside;
With the sun shining brightly onto their faces,
Making them wish they were shining
Like those who have seemed to have found their light.
With their last breath it will all disappear-
All hopes and dreams destroyed in a second,
That they thought could come true,
After sixty-two years of living a lie.

The light cannot be complete without the darkness
As for the creation of light there must be a dark.
It prevents itself from becoming weak
By the power of both controlling man,
Leaving them scattered across their land
After searching most their lives for the thing they believed in.


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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 10:12:00 AM
    lovly poem welcome to soup davidscott

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Hi welcome to the soup and oyu have made a good start xx

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 8:46:00 PM
    Welcome, Natalie! Imperceptibility, indistinctness, and mystery --three stages have emerged up before me when I finished reading this piece; and then there is the wandering why "Light" is unseen through the "darkness". So in front of this composition I was able to see the answer and more. I love it and thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 8:19:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Natalie. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 5:05:00 AM
    welcome to p soup........;-)

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 4:55:00 AM
    Welcome you to the P-Soup. - Hope there will be more good poems from you in the future. - You write very well. - A bit sad Natalie .... nevertheless so beautifully written. - Have lots of fun with your poem. - - Have a nice week. - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 4:50:00 AM
    I am not fond of long poems. I do admire those that can write them. I liked this one. It was quite interesting and did make me think. Thanks for posting, Jancarl