"Light Fuse"

"and how's your fuse?"
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"When a fuse goes out, so does all the lights."

I know how it feels
to not get to say goodbye.
And I know how it feels
when you run out of tears to cry.
But life goes on.
No matter how dark it gets,
there's a light shining strong,
and it hasn't gone out yet.

You'll see this through.
I have faith in you.
Yes, you'll see this through,
'cause you are the light fuse.

I know I seem selfish at times.
Its only because I'm scared I'll lose you.
See, without you my world is dark and lonely.
You keep the lights shining bright for me.

But I'll see this through,
for I have faith in you.
Yes, we will see this through,
For you are my light fuse.
(You keep the lights shining bright for me.)

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Depending on someone is a gamble most willingly take because the reward can be a pass into good odds of self illumination.;)

Nik,Nikky,Nicole...I'm betting on you!;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

or you can lose it all.


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi Nikki.

We can always rely on you to come up with something special and you've done it again.

As you say in you poem you'll do it together. Which reminds me of an old song "It takes two baby"

Nice poem.

Take care Nikki and have a nice day.

LOL Ghaelach


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yes we will. he is the light...the light fuse to me. but I wonder what I am to him...?


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida

I would like to see you get to the point in your own life where you illuminate without the use of any fuse. That is my wish for you. It is a beautiful place to be and allows you to move to new hights with your love.

I thought that this poem was about death at first and was happy to hear that it was not at the end. I never wish for many to be traveling down my path. Without him the world is darker but my little light still shines. It is faint, it flickers, but it is still there and he is not too far.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

the poem is dedicated to my boyfriend whos grandpa just passed away. and i write this poem because he will be leaving me to go take care of his grandma for awhile 8 hours away and I am very sad right now because i dont want him to go. and he is my light. he makes me happy. trust me i know how to be on my own and still be happy but i am happier with him, thats why he is my light "fuse" he keeps the light in myself shining. Thanks for commenting and the good wishes though. it is much appreciated.


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Moms-Secret 5 years ago from Central Florida

In that case, I understand completely. My heart goes out to the grandma. I the role of a widow is not easy for anyone whether they be young like me or older like her.

The good thing about light, is that nothing can travel faster than it. I hope the time goes by fast for you.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks moms-secret. yea I hope she will be ok. and my baby will come back to me asap. I hope the time flies as fast as light! till he is back at home.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Prose poetry. I'm actually learning about this right now in my Eng/Poetry class (the class has no idea that I attempt to write poetry -- I'm so shy about it!)

I like what you've done here; strong metaphors with real emotion behind them. You always go right for the nitty-gritty, which I love about your writing. Keep on rockin' on! Peace.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hmm...i dont think this would be considered prose, but idk i have forgotten all the rules and types of poetry and just write! Thanks for commenting, and you should let the class read some of yours. You will be amazed by how much they will like it and theres nothing to be shy about. you are a good writer.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

very good work, Nicky. Nice analogy!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks pdx!


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Nikki, I love the optimism that shines in your words. The light fuse image is wonderful. The lovely combination of prose and poetry is wonderful. You always add something to the theme through your experience. You really are a great writer, Nikki. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks so much astra for the astranomikal comment.

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