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
time-lapsed
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/

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(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.)

79 Comments

  1. Anamikaa says:

    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. michnavs says:

      Thank you for joining me in my prayer of hope and of light.
      Keep safe in there❤❤❤

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      1. Anamikaa says:

        always ❤
        you too stay safe but it’s been two says why no post yet

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  2. calmkate says:

    you expressed the fears and dreads so well … I also pray everyone will find a flicker of light!

    Meanwhile as conditions ease here people are more joyous 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you kate…lockdowns have also been eased back home..and unfortunately, the number of infected cases soared in just a week of ease down..

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      1. calmkate says:

        beggar, not sure how ours will do, many have not been keeping the restrictions anyway but we’ve only just had 101 deaths …

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      2. michnavs says:

        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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      3. calmkate says:

        it’s a tough call Mich … I really wouldn’t like to be in their shoes right now …

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  3. Kritika says:

    Love it. Flicker of light- a hope. Beautiful.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh thank you..❤❤❤😊😊

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      1. Kritika says:

        My pleasure (heart)

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  4. utahan15 says:

    do not wait
    nor hesitate
    for anyone
    or anybody

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree😊😊

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    So perfectly reflective of these times. Beautifully penned, Mich 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chris🤗🤗🤗keep safe

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  6. Sadje says:

    Very aptly moulded poem to the photo and yet so relevant to today’s environs.
    Thanks a lot Mich for joining in the challenge.

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    1. michnavs says:

      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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      1. Sadje says:

        I hope that she is. I really miss her. Always so kind and generous.

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      2. michnavs says:

        I miss her too..❤❤❤

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  7. Sadje says:

    Reblogged this on Keep it alive and commented:
    First in this week;
    Michnavs’s response to this week’s prompt;
    What do you see!
    Enjoy

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😚

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure 😇

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  8. I join you in your beautiful prayer of hope, Mich! Beautiful flicker of hope. ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Punam…may this pandemic end soon..we need to be reunited with our love ones❤❤❤

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      1. We sure do! May you be able to meet your daughters soon, dear. ❤️❤️😊

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  9. May we all see a flicker of His Light soon, Mich and I adored your poem. It was so lovely and even the picture was perfect.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…Sadje always chooses a photo that’s really interesting.❤❤❤

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      1. Welcome Mich and yes Sadje is really awesome.

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      2. michnavs says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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      3. 🌷🌷🌷❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  10. judeitakali says:

    This is beautiful writing Michelle. I feel the anxiety of the wait

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhh that’s true…the waiting…😐 thank you Jude.

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure Michelle

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  11. Beautiful poem, I felt it hard to breathe when reading it. We all need to find the Light the one within which flickers to make it stronger within.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhhh thank you Nanette..i really hope we find it🤗🤗🤗keep safe in there😙

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      1. You keep safe all will be well with you and yours

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      2. michnavs says:

        ❤❤❤

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  12. mrswrangler says:

    I pray with you.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😇😇😇

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  13. Create Space says:

    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
    …beautiful!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Marie..🤗🤗🤗

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  14. 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))) ❤ 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      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 🤗🤗🤗😇

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  15. Gina says:

    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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh thank you so much Gina..still holding on🤗🤗😇

      So glad to see you here😚

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  16. murisopsis says:

    We are all waiting in hope and a little trepidation – you expressed this anticipation so very well!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..we will wait, wait with hope.❤❤❤

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  17. you captured the agony of everyone at this moment, Mich. amen to this.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Rose…keep safe❤❤❤

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      1. you, too, dear!

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  18. Rupali says:

    Hope is the best at such times.
    Amen to the light.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Amen Rupali…thank you❤❤

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  19. Beautifully captured and expressed heart fully. May you always walk with the Light.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Di❤❤❤

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      1. You’re welcome, Mich.

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  20. Heck, in the USA where Trump is not calling for testing, where kids are kept (Nazi-like) in concentration camps, where many are not wearing masks, where voting is being suppressed… physical and callous mental diseases are spreading. We need light 4 sure!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh that is just so unacceptable…😐😐😐 keep safe in there❤

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  21. Rhen Laird says:

    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 ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by too.and welcome on board…enjoy❤❤❤

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      1. Rhen Laird says:

        Thank you!

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  22. faustinayick says:

    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!

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    1. michnavs says:

      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. faustinayick says:

        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~~

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you for the love my dear…be safe in there ..i heard from the news there are riots in Hongkong..i hope you are safe from where you are..

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      3. faustinayick says:

        Yesss, there actually are….it’s been a year full of continuous protests here!! Thank you so much, it means alot ❤️

        I actually wrote a poem about it in december, if you’d like to check it out: https://faustbites.wordpress.com/2019/12/21/dear-home/

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      4. michnavs says:

        Oh, thank you i will read that one..

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  23. Jules says:

    Let all our love lights illuminate to radiate each and every spark!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for that Jules😊😊😊

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  24. Miriam says:

    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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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Miriam and you too be safe in there..i hope you get back to outdoors soon..

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      1. Miriam says:

        Thanks Mich. 💚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊

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