Eric Cockrell

One Candle, Tonite! - Poem by Eric Cockrell

if we all took one candle,
and lit it tonite....

one candle...
symbolizing peace,
within and without;
celebrating understanding,
and the willingness to understand.

symbolizing compassion,
and the desire to accept
all men and women just as they are...
the dedication to feed the hungry,
house the homeless,
and heal the sick....

one candle...
one humanity, diverse and individual,
praying, working, sweating, loving together....
the dignity of one
defining the dignity of all...

lit one candle,
and put it in the window tonite...
we'd both light the darkness,
and free the slaves....
as hand to hand joins heart!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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