I’m a flicker, a flicker of light
moving quickly, rapidly
shining brightly

I come as a newly lit lamp
in a calm evening as lovers
celebrate love

I’m a flicker, a flicker of light
teasing the night, joyfully
shimmering splendidly

I come as a steady gleam
soothing your thoughts
like lovers do

I’m a flicker, a flicker of light
dying, slowly, gradually
like lovers do

when the end is near

For Sadje’s What Do You See?

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/

33 thoughts on “Flicker

  1. Beautiful poem and photo pairing, SweetMich! And I love how you take us on the journey of the “life” of light from it’s first flicker to it’s last…AND relate it to the journey love sometimes takes. 🙂
    I am ever grateful for all of the light in our world!
    And light definitely shines from your heart into our hearts….your words like light bursting through the dark clouds! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂


  2. “I’m a flicker, a flicker of light
    teasing the night, joyfully
    shimmering splendidly”….this is my favorite verse makes me think of a fairy fluttering about beneath the moon and stars. Such vibrant engery flickering in my heart from your beautiful verse Mich my dear. 🤗 ❤️


  3. A flicker of the light occurs when there is an exhalation – words of love, sighs of contentment and also when the fuel is running low… Love how you wove this together.


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