Poets & Poetry

The lamp within

There is a lamp within all of us,
The flame of it always burning.
Mostly this flame is very bright
But sometimes it begins flickering.

There comes a time for many of us
When the flame turns very dim
We feel lost and restless enough,
Ceasing the happiness within.

At this moment of grief, if we are fortunate enough,
Someone may kindle this little lamp
It may be in the form of a kind gesture or few words by a loved one or a stranger
Quickly uplifting our spirits that are damp.