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Light of the sun which helps young plants to grow
Light on the darkest nights allows a lamp's warm glow
Light of the stars
as the twinkle far away
I look up again at them
With the sun: their death, and day.

Light of the bonfire on celebration night
Light, yellow at the window,
A haven, warm and bright
Light glinting white off the winter snow
The glimmer of a miner's lamp, shining far below.

Flash of the spotlights, searching for a thief
Flicker of the fire bringing tired feet relief
- The glint in the eyes of the young, ambitious chief
Choking stub of a candle,
Sputters; 'Time is brief'.

Light sparkles off the tears as my younger sister cries
It glows in colours in the sky between sunset and sunrise,
I bless the darkness in between, that helps me rest my eyes
Which, without light, would have no sights to prize.

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Sophie Rose C. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 5:26 am
very lovely, ayme dear. you use rhyme a lot? I find that such formulas,(if unwavering) can hold you back sometimes.. but here I thinks its just right. x could you look at my poem, 'Happy Sea' (and the other ones? )
Ayme. replied...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 1:46 am
i know that poetry is just as beautiful without the rhyme, but it's not really my style.
Ayme. said...
Sept. 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I was twelve...
Ayushi_austen said...
Sept. 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

that poetic phase sure was good!!! the diversity of light has been so well expressed!!! how old were you when you wrote this?? 

Ayme,i've said it before and say it write AWESOME!!

Ayme. replied...
Sept. 18, 2011 at 7:04 am
i'm writin another one called, 'Blueberry People'. it might take a while to get approved though.
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