Carry the Light

November 22, 2010
By AngieNM BRONZE, Sour Lake, Texas
AngieNM BRONZE, Sour Lake, Texas
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All our lives, we have been told to avoid dark alleys. Subtract from them light, familiarity, and purpose.

But each path we embark on contains its own dark passage-way of untested waters.

My future is a dark alley.
It is the scapegoat that allows restrictions on my safe present-time.

When will it be my time to carry the light down the alley, and uncover what I've feared to see?

Everyone is a dark alley-
Quick to assume the symptoms of each other over the truth, the significance.

The dark alley feeds on us, as we feed on it. Our own builds inside us, spawn of fear and insecurity.

Carry the light.
-for the wear and tear of the familiar pavement below won't always carry us.

The author's comments:
I hope this poem conveys that the path were given does not determine our happiness. The happiness, the light, is within ourselves. It is up to us to hem and adjust the passage-way to form fit our own life, needs, and desires. Of course, it's a matter of my opinion, so overall, I hope this poem inspired. :)

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