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Flickering Lamps (poem)

Jason, is an educator that uses his spare time to write poems

Broken grounding,

Shorting currents,

Chaotic pulse of light

On a peaceful still night.


Sudden electric burst,

Ends abruptly,

It’s a Pyrrhic victory

That the darkness engulfs.


Sudden jolt of joy,

Depressed by loss of choice,

Start of a jubilation,

Ends with swift termination.


Let there be light,

And there is,

Let there be night,

And it was.

© 2019 Jason Villar

Comments

Jason Villar (author) on May 24, 2019:

Thank you Lorna

Lorna Lamon on May 23, 2019:

This is a cleverly written poem and one I enjoyed reading.

Jason Villar (author) on May 23, 2019:

Thank you for your kind word.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 22, 2019:

Very good write.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 22, 2019:

An intelligent and well-constructed poem. Good work.