Light

who lights you up?

Light

you’re my light
you’re my life
i need you by my side
as i sail on the distraught
troubled water in stride

together
let’s navigate
steady hands at stake
hearts prepared to brave
biggest storms greatest waves

you’re my light
you’re my life
i need you by my side

it has always been you
my light my life

always

For Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/12/27/what-do-you-see-114-december-27-2021/

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.)

Empowered-A Cinq Trois Decala Rhyme

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“I am a flickering light shining the brightest; because I am empowered”

 

Empowered

You don’t take away from me that one thing I deserve, one thing.
You don’t tell me what to do ‘cos you deemed, as a human being.
I shall be in solitude, will be silent, will be quiet.
I will give my tormented soul a break, but I do not quit.
You can hate me, you can curse me, but I will remain cogent.
You will see the beauty in silence, in weeping,  that’s resilient.
You will understand hope against trials, that’s bright and brilliant.
When confusion and fear arise, it is truly upsetting.
You do not take away,  that one thing I deserve, not a bit.
For I have hoped, I have loved, I am clever and I am apt.

 

Note:

10-line Poem,  Cinq Trois DecaLa Rhyme, invented by Laura Lamarca.

Cinq is French for 5
Trois is French for 3
Deca suggests 10
La Rhyme refers to the fact that this is a rhyming poem

So there 15 syllables on each line (5×3).
Also, there are 3 rhyming sounds throughout the poem.
The stanza consists of 10 lines, and it rhymes.

 

To summarize, the Cinq Trois DecaLa Rhyme is:

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in only one stanza.
• It has 15 syllables per line.
• Rhyme scheme: aabbcccabc
• Meter is optional