Poem : Please Shine a Light For Love
Please Shine a Light for Love
Poem: Please Shine a Light for Love
Please shine a light.
A light that is bright
In your part of the world tonight.
There is darkness, toil and trouble everywhere.
On the land, in the sea, in the air.
People are sending other people to therapy
as a repercussion of their bullying and cruelty.
In the end,
all that we really need
is a little bit of harmony.
It should not have to mean
us all keeping to ourselves,
becoming loners in isolation
because we are too afraid to delve
into the complexities of human relationships.
How about if we just
stop giving each other so much lip.
Sometimes words alone can feel almost like a whip
especially to one with great sensitivity.
We might just conjure up too much animosity.
It might be time to stay more quiet
and just sit pretty.
Nevertheless, the quietness
should not be silence.
We should still communicate love
and never violence.
Just love, love, love.
I love what is lovable in you
and you love what is lovable in me.
This way we can truly be free.
Unconditional love can be much more rare,
But for now,
conditional love will have to do
just as long as there is love.
You can pray for the love to grow deeper
but please, do not say that you do not love
just to try to even up a score
in the category of hurt and pain
because if you do,
then that is when it will surely rain.
© 2018 Nyesha Pagnou MPH