A Flicker of Light #whatdoyousee #hope #light

‘ Twas dark, cold
and eerie
I am scared
scared to death
I could die
any moment
of fear
fear of the unknown
of  not knowing
and why
the stillness of the air
could suck even the sound of the wind
the trees seemed not to rustle
tensed for what was to come
a moment when God seemed
to readjust the world
the colors changed
the air didn’t move
the sounds were muted
the sky was empty
everything was the same
yet different

the world stopped
I waited
you waited
we waited
for that single flicker of light
time passed
we are still waiting
the world is still waiting
for a single flicker of light


P. S.

May we all find our single flicker of light amidst the pandemic. We pray. We hope. And we believe.


For Sadje’s What do You See https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/05/25/what-do-you-see-31-25may-2020/


(For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a road leading towards a dwelling in the forest. It is hidden in fog and surrounded by tall trees. A light is shining brightly out of the window of the house.)

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

79 thoughts on “A Flicker of Light #whatdoyousee #hope #light

  1. May we all find the flicker of light.
    You beautifully expressed the hopelessness of this time and ended with hope, prayer and faith.
    We pray, we believe, we will be okay ❤🤗

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      1. We have one of what they call poor health care system..even before the pandemic..so with this covid 19, i know the government’s been trying but its not enough

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    1. Thanks Sadje….i am pleased you like it…and its my pleasure as weĺl joining the prompt.
      Which i am reminded Helene must be smiling somewhere reading all the beautiful entries every week.😚😚

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  2. Mich, I absolutely love your poem and how it flows even though everything is at a standstill…

    the colors changed
    the air didn’t move
    the sounds were muted
    the sky was empty
    everything was the same
    yet different


  3. Yes.
    I am praying, hoping, believing with you, SweetMich.
    Your poem and the photo are a powerful duet! You have expressed what so many of us are feeling.
    Know what?!
    YOU are more than a flicker of light during these difficult days…you, your poems, your words in comments on my posts, your attitude, your kindness, your understanding, your compassion, ETC, are a huge light to me in what have been some tough days. Thank you so much! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤ 🙂


    1. Aw thank you Carolyn…i am always glad to see you here as i know you will not only leave us with your hugs but with your kind thoughts and wisdom.
      Someone here in WP wrote to find one reason to always smile. I agree, there would always be enough reason to smile.. and i ‘d like to add, better yet be the reason for someone else’s smile…and that’ s what you are…
      Keep safe 🤗🤗🤗😇


  4. your poem reflects that image with vivid imagery. fear can remove faith and the world wants that, hold strong dear friend, there is light at the end. your words are profound and resonates deeply.


  5. WOW, this is fabulous! Thanks for visiting and following my blog so I’d know to come over here and have a look! Blessings to you ❤


  6. Oh my gosh, Mich!! This poem really struck something in me….I understand and feel your pain on such a deep level – actually, the whole world does as well – you’ve really captured these uncertain times so well 💖This actually just gave me inspiration for my own poetry…let’s see what happens!


    1. We are facing a very difficult moment in the history of humanity, at least in our lifetime…who would ever thougt that a hug or embrace or even a conversation to a friend or love one could be dangerous and even illegal in some countries?..i didnt expect this…
      We can only pray and hope that the best is yet to come.

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      1. I know, right? I totally agree 😦 💔 I feel like this pandemic has really revealed the true sides/extremes of human nature – this virus has only either brought people together (in spirit) or pushed them apart! We should all definitely focus on the former, and support each other endlessly despite not being able to embrace!! Sending love from afar~~


  7. What poignant words of our times Mich. I hope that there’s a flicker of hope and light where you are. Stay well. We will get through this. 🙏


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