When she saw the light,

something in her cells

got charged. Turned on.

Illuminated. And she

knows now that fragility

and brilliance hold hands

in dark places,  a

collision course with

gloom that can eclipse

even her pain, obscure even

the Shadowlands. Her

smile says it all; I am

alive, I am conqueror,

I am free. Somewhere

in the darkness, a match

strikes against a flint

as black as pitch –


22 comments on “Ignition

  1. Oh WOW WOW WOW-Wonderful, Mel!! 5-Star, and my new all-time fave!

  2. our flame, when connected to and with His can truly be amazing !

  3. Robert Rife says:

    Some fun imagery here, Melody. Effective.

  4. Debbie says:

    I LOVE this one too, Melody! Thank you!!

  5. Beautiful. Sunny and positive. Yellow is the colour of solar plexus chakra which powers are self esteem.

  6. Heidi Viars says:

    When I read your poetry, I am reminded of a fountain … it just keep flowing … I can just sit and watch for a long time … it just does not get old!

    • melodylowes says:

      Wow, thanks so much. I sometimes wonder if the fountain will plug one day – but it hasn’t yet. 🙂 I’m so glad that what I process through my day has been touching a chord with others. Thanks Heidi!

  7. Glenda Mills says:

    Love this Melody. Your thoughts on seeing the Light, being held in those dark places eclipsing pain, being set free by ignition. Every time I come through some struggle, the Light and Love of God around and within me ignites me with new joy and freedom and once again, I am able to see through the fog with a new perspective only the Lord can give.
    Thanks for this beautiful reminder.

    • melodylowes says:

      Ah, you have been there, too, that place where dark and light collide. Mercy grows there in the shade – and new perspective brings new joy! Thanks Glenda for your insights.

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