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A Lesson in Light
by Dawn Richerson

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
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This one was pulling me in multiple directions at once, so I will revisit it sometime. Its inspiration was the interesting dynamic between what you see as a sure path, your moment to shine; the reality when you realize life's derailed your plans; and the surprising way in which we are sometimes presented with the wholly unplanned opportunity to rediscover who we really are as we are there for others we would have missed if not for becoming a fallen star. ...For those who might wonder about my recent attempts to rise from the ashes, it seems I am meant to wait a bit longer. But I choose to believe that God will present the opportunity perfectly suited to me and to God's desires for me when the time is right. Living in the meantime and thankful for you all, Dawn
 

But of course,
off course again,
I craved transcendence
and veered toward big cities,
bright lights that might carry me
toward long-awaited destiny.

I aligned myself
with stars just a glimmer
past their prime, dim enough
not to question my audacity when
I chose to break away in a flash
of brilliance I took to be my own.

Why did I never
consider my fate would be
to wait in stillness for those
who’ve come so great a distance,
whose flames really did burn out
before they found their way.

Would that I might shine
for these far greater lights.
That they've yet to comprehend 
hope I would have hoarded
ever even existed for them
makes loss of my own light pale.

Through tears I see stardust,
certain grace sprinkling down
from the God of second chances
who must be laughing with joy
at latent potential: life’s gift
awaiting our discovery.



 
 
 

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/27/2005
I have come to learn that you are as strong as you need to be my dear friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/27/2005
It is how we survive and have throughout the eons.
Always being able to quickly be adept at adapting..
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/26/2005
Change is the essence of life and we have to change with the changing world. Excellent poem. Abdi-Noor
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 10/26/2005
We never know, do we Dawn? The life we've had lead us to where we are and somewhere in time we realize there was a plan and a destiny to be realized through faith. Thank you for this very exquisit composition.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Janet Parker 10/26/2005
I think you and I have a lot in common. But you expressed it "for me" much better than I could have. I have been poetically dry, but God is showing me that I need to put brushes to paper again after three and a half years of not painting. God Bless you, Dawn. Janet
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/26/2005
Dawn, it is good to know you can adapt to the ever changing, sometimes totally mystifying ways in which we are bandied about.
The challenge is to last while remaining intact,while our ever-evolving circumstances punish the hell out of us;-)Or so it seems.
Take heart, my friend you are as strong as you need to be. I can tell!;-)Thanks for another great thought provoking poem...

Love,
Eileen
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