Is Your Candle Lit?

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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






15 Comments Add yours

  1. Very inspiring. Nice.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Roger ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  2. eddaz says:

    ‘Focus on shining your little light’ I like that😀 Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Eddaz! ☺👍

      Liked by 1 person

      1. eddaz says:

        You are welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Uplifting post, thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Corina. Happy Sunday ☺


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Kizo☺


  4. Colleen says:

    Love this, inspired!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Colleen! I’m glad😊


  5. mimispassion says:

    Wow. This is really encouraging. The part about realizing the others struggling to shine their lights when you keep yours on hit me directly. I’ll keep my light on, no matter how difficult it is to do so

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Good decision, Mimi. Thanks for reading 👍

      Liked by 1 person

  6. isaac says:

    Deeply moved …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Isaac ☺


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