Carolyn Brunelle


A Little Light Poem by Carolyn Brunelle


For everything a reason
and a season under the sun;
every puzzle has its answer
that is not uniquely our own.

Nothing remains a mystery
in the light of life's experience,
or hurts like the awareness
we cannot live it over again.

Yet nothing is ever lost if we
pass such wisdom to one another;
no life lived in vain, that sheds
light on the path for a brother.

Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2008
Edited: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: encouraging


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  • Gold Star - 12,060 Points Kim Barney (12/21/2014 8:03:00 PM)

    I have to respectfully disagree with the person who said that this poem is about nothing. I think the last verse is replete with wisdom. Those who help their fellow man have not lived life in vain. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/21/2014 1:35:00 PM)

    Wisdom of old is posterity for tomorrow. Quite philosophical. Il like the poem. Bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,608 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/21/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    Yet nothing is ever lost if we
    pass such wisdom to one another;
    ......................Yes, here lies the great problem, communication of wisdom. University can't, institutions can't, politicians, reformers, religious fathers / mothers can't until one realize the truth by ones own realization. The poem is in favor of a healthy journey through the life. At least wishes are appreciating. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,608 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (12/21/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    Yet nothing is ever lost if we
    pass such wisdom to one another;
    ......................Yes, here lies the great problem, communication of wisdom. University can't, institutions can't, politicians, reformers, religious fathers / mothers can't until one realize the truth by ones own realization. The poem is in favor of a healthy journey through the life. At least wishes are appreciating. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 816 Points Leslie Philibert (12/21/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    This confirms the fact that the more vague a statement, the more it is read as if it had personal relevance. This
    sounds nice, but is, in fact, about nothing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,092 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (12/21/2014 4:20:00 AM)

    No life lived in vain, that sheds. Light on the path for a brother. Great message of friendship and love. Poem likes. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/21/2014 3:01:00 AM)

    very nice- Nothing remains a mystery in the light of life's experience congrats (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,357 Points Rajnish Manga (12/21/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    Very rightly said. Through out our lives, we experiment and experience to gain knowledge which we ought to share with others for common good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barry Williams (12/23/2013 9:39:00 AM)

    Yet nothing is ever lost if we pass such wisdom to one another............ Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ramanujam Parthasarathy (12/22/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    Indeed, Carolyn. That the lines being reminiscent of the Bible adds to the truth of the ideas you have expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (12/21/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    beautiful Carolyn...just shine a little light and light the path for
    someone...if only everyone would live by this golden rule...the
    world would be a much better place :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 423 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/21/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    Life is too big a mystery
    To be unraveled by experience
    Just enjoy the loss or victory
    And be content with the ambiance... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Bonnie Lundgren (12/21/2012 2:50:00 PM)

    Wisdom is lost when not shared
    Lost when it is, but is brushed away
    Life is lived in vain if the light is ours
    And points neither us nor our brother
    To the one true light and wisdom above all (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/21/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    Great thought. We are born to develop and compliment each others (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,133 Points Tony Karas (12/21/2012 5:55:00 AM)

    Truly beautiful and words to contemplate! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,017 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (12/21/2011 11:14:00 PM)

    It's a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing...Sharing only increases the wealth of wisdom and knowledge...I agree... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Nkwocha (5/5/2009 6:26:00 AM)

    a beautiful write up. we need to help one another; shedding lights across other's path, that where we have fallen, they may scale freely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Emily Oldham (9/13/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    What can I say that hasn't been said? In this one poem, you've told me all I need to know. I love it. Thanks
    Athena (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (9/7/2008 11:44:00 PM)

    brilliant wisdom molded to beautiful poem. thank you very much.md (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,045 Points James B. Earley (6/12/2008 8:21:00 PM)

    An extraordinary teacher you are! (Report) Reply

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