Anita Atina

Shadows Flicker - Poem by Anita Atina

To keep the light burning within

I quietly companion myself, when I can

Away from the mind-numbing rush to oblivion

The flickering interplay of light and darkness

Captures my attention

The light sometimes grows dim

Wilting against harsh winds

Only to revive as a guardian

Cups the flame, till it glows strong again

Lending a calming stillness, of quiet comfort

Sometimes the darkness wells up

Choking all that is light, and all that sustains light

Thrashes on dark quicksand

That’s when I pray for the light to be strong

For there are shadows flickering

Even under the brightest lamp, such is the nature of light

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 24, 2008

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