Shine On

frosty sunflower

 

Shine on, little one,

though your petals crack 

with cold and icy 

shivers lick hungry

at your tender throat.

*

Shine on when Arctic

winds whisper white lies,

slanderous icebergs

distorting your image,

warping your purpose.

*

Shine on when frosty

tentacles deaden

pulse, sluggish sap-drips

creeping in dead-end

veins, maze of the damned.

*

Shine on despite cold

that hounds, ferocious

predator alert 

for signs of weakness,

patient for the kill.

*

For your name is Light.

Your breath blooms as warm 

sunbeams. You were born

to spin straw into

gold; so shine, shine on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 comments on “Shine On

  1. Heidi Viars says:

    LOVE the boldness of this poem … spoken with the power of the Light!

  2. RoSy says:

    That’s about how I look like & feel right now with this weather – LOL

  3. This is really sweet and I love the photo with it.

  4. Lyle Krahn says:

    That’s really good … but you do know the coldest part of winter is behind us?

  5. Mirada says:

    Shine on, Indeed!

  6. Gallivanta says:

    And I think you have just spun straw in to gold 🙂 Shine on, indeed.

  7. Teresa says:

    Love this and the hint of Spring I feel between the lines!

  8. Pam says:

    “for your name is light”…hope, indeed!

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