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This morning I went through an old flash drive and found quite a few of my old writings. (I’m sure there is a lesson for me to learn here, but right now it evades me.) As I scrolled through the different files this piece jumped out at me. I won’t call it a poem because honestly, I’m not a poet. I know it.

Poetry is a different art form from what I write. Poets amaze me at how they can spin a story with a small amount of words. To them I salute you while I wait – not so patiently – for the next amazing piece of your art form.*

*Cough-Cough, you know who you are and yes that was a great big hint. πŸ˜‰

You will find the piece that jumped out at me below. I hope you like it.

Darkness to Light
By: Violet Tempest

Shadows fall around me.
Light fades fast.
Worry that my past hides
There, in the shadows.
Frozen, unable to move
I fear the worst.
Are monsters hiding there?
I don’t want to know.
Safety, where do I search?
Light runs fast
Chased by Darkness.
Unable to stand the anxiety,
Crying out for safety,
For love,
For Light.
Hear my cries.
Hear my fear.
Light shines into the darkness.
A lone beam,
Small at first,
Small yet strong.
Grows in size
Grows in strength and warmth.
Grows and chases Darkness away.
Shadows grow smaller,
Monsters, run and hide.
I’m bathed in the light,
Safe, secure, loved at last.


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