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This Little Light Of Mine, I'm ' Gonna ' Let It Shine

I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

The light is shinning brightly

The light is shinning brightly

Let It Shine- Let It Shine-Let It Shine

This little light of mine, I'm ' gonna ' let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Everyone has a light, sometimes that little light might cease to shine

Times when our little light seems to grow dim

We ' gotta ' perk up , forget our worries and let it glow again

Sometimes the road is muddy and rough

We ' gotta ' take the high road where there ' ain't ' no mud and merrily strut our stuff

The weather seems to undo all my big plans

I guess one could say " It's out of my hand's "

It's raining cats and dogs in my part of town

And that's causing my face to sulk up and frown

So I'm 'gonna ' take a nap and dream about the movie, Gone With The Wind

There's nothing like snuggling up with Rhett, after all he's my childhood boyfriend.


Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 13, 2020:

Hi Brenda, We might as well smile as we travel our life journey. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 12, 2020:

I shared this one here.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/146...

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 12, 2020:

I hate those kind of days, but it sounds like you got it covered.

I love your enthusiasm.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 01, 2020:

I went to see Gone With The Wind when I was a child and it has always been my favorite movie, but in reality, Elvis was my love and still is. I remember when he died I went to Penny's and bought a picture of him. I still cherish it. I have never seen another one like it. Now you know my inner secrets. LOL Thank you...

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 29, 2020:

Haha! So now we know who your childhood boyfriend was! I hope when you woke up from that dream, the sun was shining brightly! (Smile)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 18, 2019:

Hello Devika, so nice to see you. Happy that you liked my poetry. Thank you..

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 17, 2019:

Beautiful! Loved the way you have presented and written this poem. Optimism is a greater part of our lives.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 07, 2019:

Hello Genna. I guess a sequel will not happen, I remember the last one, it bombed big time. I think Rhett was many young girls love. I am glad you liked the video. Thanks for coming to read my little poem..Hugs.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 07, 2019:

This is optimism and hope at its best. Let it shine...let it shine... :-) Hugs, and thanks for the music and wonderful memories of Clark/Rhett...what a dashing hunk! I still wonder, was tomorrow more than just another day and did Scarlett manage to win him back? Happy Sunday my friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2019:

Hi Shauna. Wow your father looks like Rhett, Wooah!! I have always liked Gone With The Wind and have been an avid admirer of Rhett. It's just a silly little poem I put together. I blame my muse, she's silly sometimes. Thank you so much..

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 04, 2019:

What a cute poem, Ruby! I had a crush on Rhett, too. He looked like my father. Or I guess my father looked like Clark Gable (not sure who's older).

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2019:

Thank you Harish, so happy you liked this. As you well know we've got to let our light shine. Cheers.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2019:

Ruby , what a wonderful writing , evoking beautiful images ! I love what you mentioned about the light in us , weather , and your plans of outing. A lovely creation indeed. Thanks for sharing this pretty poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2019:

Hello Mike. I've been humming that little song all week. I couldn't get it out of my head until I wrote something, and it worked. Thanks for your cheerful comment. Hugs my friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2019:

Hello Bill. I felt your hugs my friend. Thank you much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2019:

Hello Clive. I cherish your comments of goodwill. Thank you. Blessings...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 31, 2019:

Hello Verlie, I can't count the times I've said that quote, you're right it will be around for ever. Thank you so much.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on March 31, 2019:

Hello Ruby - You light indeed shines. And Rhett would agree it burns as bright as the city of Atlanta ablaze. Write, write, write, notice it rhymes with bright.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 31, 2019:

Whatever it takes,Ruby, to let that light shine.

Hugs coming your way

Clive Williams from Jamaica on March 30, 2019:

God bless your soul young girl ruby. comfort always.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on March 30, 2019:

Aw, sweet Ruby. I loved Gone with the Wind. "and frankly my Dear, I don't give a damn" rings forever through the years, I don't know why. Cheers, Verlie

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2019:

Hello John, My little light was pretty dim when I lost my son, but with faith and hope I worked through the pain. Thank you for always having a cheerful comment,

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2019:

Paula girl, You cheer me up anytime you visit my page. Thank you. Hugs

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2019:

Mar you say the sweetest words. Now you've dun gone and made me smile BIG time. I guess I was feeling country using gotta and ain't. Of course you know I've always been in love with Rhett. Hee Thank you for being you. Hugs.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 30, 2019:

Nice work Ruby. Keep that little light shining.

Suzie from Carson City on March 30, 2019:

Ruby girl....Know what? Maria said it so beautifully, all I need to do is say, "Ditto!" Peace honey...Paula

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on March 30, 2019:

Dear Ruby,

You are the light of HubPages to me.

Even when you need cheering up, you bring us joy, love, smiles and now, Rhett too... now you've gone and cheered me up ... :)

Love you and big hugs, mar

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2019:

When I first started writing this piece I was hoping to cheer myself up and it worked. So glad you came to visit. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 30, 2019:

I like you poem and the message it gives.