Little particles of faith.......

I need but one thing this morning
and whats that you ask
Just one small thing
its been
that kind of night
lately awakening and
needing a bit
of light

Just a speck or two is enough I think
I won't use it all
I promise
Nor take away yours

I might find it in a sliver of moon
where its merely borrowed from the
far away sun
I'll give it back
I promise

Couldn't I beg it away from the sea
like a friend who has it all
and is willing to share
yet of which
I would never ask?

Could It be gifted by a soul mate
or a lover in the shadows
or brought forth within the
light of day ?

Maybe I'll steal it like Orion the
warrior himself
Lay waste the constellations
and turn my back against
the night

No , I'll just sit here with my friends
the solitude
and the sea
and yearn for eternal rest
And wait for it
perhaps in the final
night of all

Comments 43 comments

Beth37 3 years ago

Why are you so gifted?


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beth , Thank you dear lady , gifted or cursed ........:-}


Dr Cil 3 years ago

I agree with Beth, You are very gifted. God has shined his light on you for you to be an inspiration to us all!


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Once again your speck of light gets brighter and brighter. Very good poem my friend keep it up.


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I will gladly loan you some of my light reserve if it will help? Heck, I'll give it to you as a belated Christmas Gift.

XO


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Beautiful flow, and a unique style! Enjoyed it very much..... And I will wait for that light too, :)

Voting up and awesome!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Dr. Cil , now you arejust the sweetest thing , How'd U get that way !.........If I am lit by God , I'm the lucky one !....thank you sweet lady !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I'm just plain feel lucky to impress some one !...lol Thank you sir . Yet ,I 'd like to know what you know !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Of course Beckie ! And thats just what makes you so beautiful !Thank you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

LaThing , You can wait here with me !........Thank you my new friend !


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Always beautiful poetry that makes me think. Thank you..


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ruby , No dear , your just always thinking, lol........how are you ?....:-}


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Your lovely verse touched me at the soul level


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tlpoague 3 years ago from USA

Beautiful and breathtaking. I loved the photos you have posted as well. You have been blessed with a wonderful gift. Thanks you for sharing your poems.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

The blossoms of your heart are lovely & fragrant, even those that are a bit dark. You're a master.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

tlpoague, Thank you ! Thats making my day to have you share this !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , I was thinking as usual today as I was driving home from working , poetry ..... certain themes and lines .....There certainly is a darkness that lives within me and yet , I chose theway towards the light ! Poetry , writing , its just my way of venting I guess . Yet You my dear are the light itself ! Bless you ! For just being here to remind us what a poet , a writer ....Really Is !......Big hugs for U!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

I've my moments of limited light, too. It is a choice, though - as you say, - to dwell in darkness or light, though darkness seems to promote itself and become a companion for some while not looking.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful poem and images you've created with the words. I hope you had a good holiday and are ready for a bright, new year!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , for most I believe it is a choice , but for some the darkness wins I suppose , You definately have a gift of lighting other peoples lives . That makes you an angel ! Thank you for that !.....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Denise , I did and hope you are as well , I will have a great year with my fiends here ....YOU !.......LOL....Ed


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so beautiful my friend. Your words say so much about the person inside. I am happy to be able to read ad enjoy your creations. I vote up,across and share all around. Have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

We've all struggled with it, I think. Darkness wins when it gets a foothold, which is what it tries to do. Discouragement is the biggest enemy. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. But my message is not "all sweetness and light" because the secret is to include ALL the emotions, but in their own reality. They too often become the whole perspective - either 'good' ones or the other kind.


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Life Iz Beautiful 3 years ago from India

Wow...Simply wow... I loved all the pictures accompanied too....:)

Voted beautiful

Hoping you have a great year ahead...:)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Eiddwen , my British beauty ! .........I couldn't help that !.....Thank you for being whoyou are !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , I must admit , I'm not the most gifted with categorizing my life experiences , emotions , passions into a pathway to only the most complete light . Nor intelligent enough to articulated even my most basic emotional needs sometimes ,......Oh hell..... Nellieanna , I'm a man , enough said.........lol.......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Life is beautiful !...............But only with wishes like yours , my new , new years friend !


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

You are such a charmer, Cowboy...i truly hope you found your soul-mate in life..and that you both still see the light...

if not..you deserve no less!

voting and sharing forward...


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Leslie , Oh your the real charmer . Thank you for that ! I wonder how much of a CHOICE having a soul mate is . Of course first I'd have to have a soul!. LOL......Ed


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. A sort of peace comes from your wonderful poetic words. I could quietly sit beside you by the sea from dawn till dusk. You make it all sound so lovely. Passing this on.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy ,Ever want t just sit and beathe in the salt air and feel safe and sound ,, just call ! lol.....ed


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Your use of words and photos are perfect for this thought. You are so talented. Lovely poem.


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Merely borrowed from the sun.....how very true. This is a lovely piece of poetry ahorseback.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Teaches , and YOU are so kind ,doo you know that ?.........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ahh Hyphenbird , a breath of fresh ......sparles !.....Thats you...:--}


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

I agree with everyone here, beautiful. We wait for love, peace....whatever it is that will bring release! Thanks for sharing, Ahorseback, and I pass this on.


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Lovely - the words, the rhythm, the photos and you are fantastic my friend, Ed. I don't need my specs to see you through. This piece conveys what's in your heart. Keep the faith.

Love from the sky~


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi midge thank you for that ! I am glad you enjoyed..........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

ChrisSp..! Well thank you , one day I'm goning to tell you of my favorite about flying ! Fly well my ddear girl!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

And a fine man you are, indeed!

Somehow your comment reminds me about the hub I just published, loosely inspired by "Anna and the King" -the dramatic version, not the musical. In it that man, King of Siam, with all the burdens of ancient customs, his royal dynasty and inbred prejudices & just being a man - was 'gentled' & made stronger & more effective by the influence of a spunky little woman whose influence changed the whole country of Siam. Of course they fell in love, but it was not to be - not allowed.


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greencha 3 years ago from UK

Definately gifted.......


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Leave it to a spunky little woman to save a man !.......Why is it always that way ?.....lol....ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Greencha Thank you sir , means alot !...........:-}

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