Late Night Poetry #14: Into The Light

By Bryan Minear, Under an Endless Sea.

Step into the light,
let the power rise inside
I can’t be what you need,
so take what’s yours instead.

You knew it was coming,
this hour of need;
the world is crying,
see them all bleed,
oh, I’m grieving;
I’m trying to change,
the world has darkened;
no longer just strange.

Step into the light,
let the power shine through,
if I can’t save you,
do what’s right instead.

It’s all going to hell,
this burning dying world;
only if we change it all,
rise up, rise up, swell
like a blue wave of hope
dancing from above;
untangle the rope,
and sing the song of love.

© Liz Ward, 2018.

* For Nano Poblano 2018.

9 thoughts on “Late Night Poetry #14: Into The Light

  1. “a blue wave of hope” – I love it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot 😊 💜

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  2. Love the imagery! I can almost feel the sizzle of the light as it rises and becomes a power from within.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like it 😊

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  3. The rhythm of these words is very soothing. I’m curious—is the light God? I hope we will see a change soon.

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    1. If you want it to be, the great thing about poetry is that you can interpret it how you want to! But generally speaking, personally I’m not religious. I feel like ‘light’ to me is more about a force of good.

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      1. Yes, me too. Love, light, laughter, beauty, and music are kind of my idea of god.

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  4. The world is crying out for more people who want positive change to benefit others, not just themselves. I do like the idea of a blue wave of hope, rising like a glorious sea wave amongst the masses that encourages us to be more respectful and caring for others at all costs. That is the song that I would like to hear, sung from the rooftops. Great poem Liz, I hope those who read it get a stirring feeling inside themselves too.

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