Shine

The little lights inside that twinkle.
Burn bright and strong within.
A beacon like a church’s steeple.
To good, to god and sin.
Yet the ones that burn the brightest.
Must therefore burn half as long.
And your flame has burned the shiniest.
So soon, from our eyes you’ll be gone.
But do not let your eyes fall in sadness.
Or collapse into grey despair.
For your light has led the bravest.
Who will always remember you were here.

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6 thoughts on “Shine

  1. This is very touching, passion and memory branded in light. I read it twice, once in my head and once out loud to feel the words. Your poetry is gorgeous.

    Ps: Somehow in the last line, I could not pronounce “here”, “there” kept rolling out of my tongue.

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