A candle is only lit when it grows dark;
A soft light it may have;
But it does drive the darkness away nonetheless;
A thousand candles in a room;
Lights up only that room;
But a candle each in every dark room;
Lights up the whole house;
The fact that many candles share in lighting up a place;
Doesn’t make their wax-melting go any slower;
Its lifespan on its own in a dark room;
Is just like another found with many others in the same room;
As long as it burns, it melts down.
The smallest of candles;
Isn’t scared of the gloomiest of darkness;
Because a little light;
Is all one needs to find his way;
Do you believe and call yourself;
A light of the world?
Why then are you afraid of the dark?
When the dark is already afraid of you?
The dark no matter how heavy;
Cannot blow out the light;
Only the wind can.
Found yourself in a dark place?
Trying to find your way out?
Why do you think you were put there in the first place?
To shine your light for others to see;
Put your light on;
And bless others with your soft gentle light;
And lead them to the Way;
Who will reveal to them the Truth;
And Give them Life.
Be scared of the dark no more;
The dark wishes that you don’t get lit up;
Because when you do,
Its reign is over;
You may think you’re alone in the dark;
But when you put your light on;
You’d find many people struggling to find their way;
Just where you are;
Don’t consider yourself insignificant;
Because you give off little light compared to another;
Just focus on shining your little light;
Do your best with what you have;
Don’t leave your dark corner;
To join someone shine at his corner;
You may shine brighter together;
But you will shine the brightest;
When you shine at where you stand.
© Josephine Amoako 2016