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The Broken Lantern


The Broken Lantern

Dim down the fear
That lasts in your mind.

Fade out the darkness
That won't let you shine.

Throw away the pain
That tells you not to love.

Blow out the blinding fumes
And find the path you're fond of.

Find solace in your solitude
And never feel alone.

And fill your heart with gratitude
For the warmth that you've known.

Tame down that roaring rage
That's hard to control.

Fill up the emptiness,
And soothe that aching soul.

Calm down the storm within
That you can no longer withstand.

And then, light that broken lantern,
As bright as you can...

Farah N Huq

Dealing with negative emotions can be a tormenting experience. Nevertheless, it's important to tame them in order to move on with life.


© 2020 Farah N Huq


Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 17, 2020:

Isn't it good to hear from you, Lorna! Always look forward to your feedbacks. Yes, little steps can make a big difference in life. Thank you for your delightful insight. Stay blessed dear.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 17, 2020:

Thank you for your appreciation, Jeremiah. Would love to get more feedbacks from you. Stay blessed.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 17, 2020:

Thank you so much, John! It's so good to hear from you! Yes, we need to keep that lantern glowing despite all odds. Really appreciate your inspiring words.

Lorna Lamon on August 17, 2020:

It's good to see you Farah. There is certainly a lot of negativity in the world at the moment. I always ask my clients to set out small goals on a daily basis. When they reach those goals, we consider them little miracles of positivity. It's a ongoing battle, however, we will all get there in the end. A wonderful poem, full of strength and hope.

JEREMIAH MWANIKI KILUNDA from Nairobi on August 17, 2020:

An amazing poem. Good job.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 17, 2020:

What a delightful poem, Farah. Good to see a new piece of writing by you. Yes, you need to be resolute and do all you can to relight that broken lantern.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 16, 2020:

How do you tame the negative emotions that you encounter?

Please feel free to leave your comments, opinion or questions below. I'll be more than happy to answer them.

With love,

Farah N Huq

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