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The Light in the Shadows

May 25, 2012
By AngelaAxelson GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
AngelaAxelson GOLD, Littleton, Colorado
12 articles 11 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

― Dalai Lama XIV

I am the flowering hope
In a land of hard ground,
I fight my way up
Through the cold darkness
To a bud
Then a flower glowing like the hidden sun,
Inside myself

I hope to spread the seeds of my flower
So hope won’t just be in me
But inside others
In this cold place
Where the ground is cold
But not frozen

The thawing will come
Then the scared will break free
The sun will come out from its hidden realm above the clouds
To feed the flowers that grow and wilt,
We will be a garden
Brighter than the sun,
A garden of love peace and hope
With no fear or hate.

The author's comments:
This is a poem wishing hope to the people of Rwanda.

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on Jun. 26 2012 at 1:51 pm
frecklefire BRONZE, NY, New York
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters"

This is so inspiring, and liked it so much I read it over 6 times. Really awesome!!! 

on Jun. 26 2012 at 12:46 pm
comfortablynumb7, Charlotte, North Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
" You want too much. you expect too much then when your hero disappoints you, your poor little heart gets crushed" <another quote>"If you don't earn respect when you're alive, you don't deserve it when you're dead."

Wow that is so gooooood

AnnaX PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 11 2012 at 5:48 pm
AnnaX PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
20 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.”

Hi, this is lovely! I love the descriptions. Great job. :)

on Jun. 10 2012 at 8:01 pm
Kestrel PLATINUM, Warrenton, Virginia
29 articles 11 photos 190 comments

Favorite Quote:
-There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy. (Shakespeare, Hamlet)

this is a great concept, spreading hope that way. if only....great job though. keep it up.

on Jun. 5 2012 at 6:49 pm
PurpOreos SILVER, Macomb, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
Keep smiling...Because life is a beautiful thing. And there is so much to smile about!
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin

Beautiful and unquie! Very Gifted, keep writting! :)

lshem BRONZE said...
on Jun. 5 2012 at 6:41 pm
lshem BRONZE, Burien, Washington
2 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.\"
- Unknown



messi97 said...
on Jun. 1 2012 at 3:13 pm
nice job its really good:)

on Jun. 1 2012 at 12:53 pm
TheNerdGirl PLATINUM, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
26 articles 28 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon because even if you miss you'll still end up among the star's

I really like this. Your emotion is so rich i love it

on May. 31 2012 at 8:45 pm
iCheeto PLATINUM, Cape Coral, Florida
25 articles 0 photos 61 comments
The emotion really shown through your words, and you seemed to shine brighter and brighter as the poem went along.  Nice job :)

DanielM SILVER said...
on May. 31 2012 at 8:30 pm
DanielM SILVER, Kent, Washington
6 articles 1 photo 247 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I would rather hated million times for what i did then loved a million times for what i didn't do." - Daniel Moto
" I've sought out to be the best i could posibly be but when i hit a roadblock in life what did i do, i had two choices either stay at the roadblock or i take this roadblock and make of it and go around it and achieve my goal. So, what will it be?"- Daniel Mathia

"People take love like its a four letter word or just a phrase that you tell people or your friends all the time. But in reality love is much bigger than a merely phrase or 4 letter word. Instead love is a genuine promise or covenant to that special person."-Daniel Mathia

“Why change yourself when you were made perfect and wonderfully by the creator of everything?” – Daniel Mathia

“If live is not hurtin then were really not living in.” – B. Reith

Great Message. Great emotion and great voice. That was really good and really intersting also. Suggestion: Maybe add a little bit more of emotion. Just a minor suggestion other than that it was really good.