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

Updated on March 30, 2019
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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
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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.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Devika Primić 

      7 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Genna East 

      7 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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..

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      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).

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Harish Mamgain 

      7 months ago from New Delhi , India

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      mckbirdbks 

      7 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      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.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

      Hugs coming your way

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      Clive Williams 

      7 months ago from Jamaica

      God bless your soul young girl ruby. comfort always.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      7 months ago from Canada

      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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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,

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      John Hansen 

      7 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice work Ruby. Keep that little light shining.

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      Paula 

      7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

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

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I like you poem and the message it gives.

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