There is Light Somewhere.
The suggestion from John Glenday for this week was to write something – either prose or poem – with the draft title ‘There is Light Somewhere’.
You can read the Charles Bukowski poem ‘The Laughing Heart’ to help you get started, and, if you can, listen to him reading it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEm_lsRGdOI
This poem is about coping when the going is tough, and about how there is always something positive up ahead, if only we can find it.
Your writing must include the words ‘heart’ ‘light’ ‘marvellous’ and one other, picked from the poem. Once you’ve finished, you could change the title.
AWOL2 writings are all shown below, in random order:
There is Light Somewhere by Anon
There is Light Somewhere
my life is your life
it was never mine.
omission of submission
leaves no way out.
what’s an offer of forgiveness
to a promise of betrayal?
a lost shepherd leading the blind.
under a loaded sky
“there is a light and it never goes out”
a marvellous truth that
has taken my heart.
there is light somewhere
but not in my eyes.
heaven can wait.
the gods will have to delight in themselves
a little longer.
Be the Light by Jodi Glass
Be the Light
Be the light, every time you see a new 8am
sunshine is welcoming you to a new day.
Every heartbeat is one closer to the nicer, hopeful world.
Be the light, every time nature wins
every time people do the right thing, notice it, rejoice in it.
In 20 years’ time, when the children have grown
they will say thank you and thank you again.
There is light somewhere in every darkness: pale light
leading the way, giving strength,
guiding even the most invisible
clocks may be ignored, but the time right now is not wasted.
Be the light somewhere, it is just waiting to be found.
Climb out of the duvet, raid the snack cupboard.
Have a film fest or grab a neighbour’s shopping along with your own.
Set up a closie food basket, where everyone can swap food for food.
Be the light, reach out, coronavirus is temporary
but community is not.
Be the light, light a light, and follow the lights.
Marvellous things can happen, just strike the match.
Delight in being the light.
Love Escalating by Maggie Campsey
A Light is on within our hearts,
Where love roams freely,
Feeding our emotional needs,
Where the darkness stands,
Outside our mortal soul,
Dwelling on negative thoughts,
Those thoughts ringing louder than the rest,
Singing of depression, anxiety,
And the chorus’s from within join in,
Then we are left with the forbidden thought.
So belief is the experience we need to focus on,
It gives us the strength,
Even courage and determination,
To carry us through our life,
Shaking off the forbidding thought,
Without our walls falling down around us,
It can give or shatter your life,
We then grab what makes us stronger,
Makes us stand out against others,
It’s that that love we all cherish much richer,
In being human.
Love is a powerful tool,
It quashes the darkness,
That chips away at our souls,
So we can sing from our hearts,
Singing of the overwhelming feelings we know well,
Where the good day will outnumber the bad,
Where we stand diligent,
While the marvellous closeness seeps through into our hearts,
To whatever you believe in,
Hold it closer than ever before,
Especially in today’s climate.
There is light somewhere… by Barry
There is light somewhere…
Not under the stone
Not under the bed.
A marvellous shimmer
Brings life from the dread.
Heart beats autonomously
Whilst battered and beat.
Like hundreds of miles
On rough shodden feet.
With hibernated waiting.
We’ll beckon the light.
With tentative steps.
With smiles well prepared.
With freedom and hunger.
With ours and yours and theirs.
As we open our eyes and doors and delight.
In all that remains.
Inner Light by Kathy
My muse has retreated
There is always light.
The cells of our bodies,
in their intricate biochemistry
emit photons here and there.
We generate inner light
literally as well as metaphorically.
I am illuminated.
Delight by Peter Marshall
Life, my life,
mission to smile.
It will be!
but I open my eyes
to marvellous delights.
Peter Marshall 2020 03 28
beautiful blue-eyed woman by Lotty
beautiful blue-eyed woman
i know that i’ve totally blown my chance with you and there is nothing I can do but wish you happiness and enjoyment in your life; sorry if I caused you any strife; a beautiful girl like you deserves someone who is her equal and when you don’t reply straight away does not freak out and act like a psycho so before I forced myself to stop thinking of you sweetheart i kneel down to make one last request that is: I long to apologise to you and then I I don’t mind if you want me in the friendzone or altogether leave you alone my beautiful blue eyed woman.
Lotty August 28th 2019
A Story Of Our Times by Elisheva Katz
A Story Of Our Times
Man said to wolf:
I am not you
You are not me
My life is not your life
Your life is not my life
My dreams of fame you do not care for
Your dreams I have never noticed
Wolf said to man:
But in these times of nightmares
Together in the darkness we find ourselves
facing the same invisible enemy
We are brought together by war
I cannot survive without you
You cannot survive without me
Man said to wolf:
Will we ever see the light again
Wolf said to man:
Yes I do believe so
Though not the same light as before
This light will be brighter and more beautiful
Only Before that day comes
We must learn to love others more than ourselves
Written by elisheva katz
March 30th 2020
Breathe in the Now by Helen McGinnis
Breathe in the Now
The light is in the cells that divide. They collide into life, a spasm, a spark that shoots through the dark. An arrow with a pinpoint beacon; a mission to stay alive.
The marvellous thing about thought, once unleashed however softly, the heart and mind receive it like a new blossom.
Whatever may come is coming; meet it with your life, breathe in the now, so your heart beats into the future.