A Glimmer Of Optimism
Author: Capricorn


A beam of brightness
illuminates life’s tunnel,
and manoeuvres me
through turbulent times.
It frequently flickers
with shadows that rock and roll;
I stumble over obstacles
obscured by their dance

… and falter on.

I dread what hides ahead
when the guiding glow dims,
disguising demons where they hide.
I hear them squall to scare me
and feel them shake my walls,
that were weakened
by explosions further back.

I shiver when light quivers
-- anxious I might slip
into depression’s pit

… so I creep on.

The flare is almost finished
when dusk defeats my flame.
The way ahead is flooded --
water seeps through broken bricks.
I’m nearly drowned in doubts.
and ponder if this passage
will transform into my tomb

… but I swim on

Then optimism glimmers
further down the track,
igniting hope’s dull spark.

The radiance soon blazes --
a floodlight for my journey.

… relieved, I scramble on.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Pondering Red ( -- Tuesday, November 23 2004, 09:00 pm


great imagery..i like your expression...
Capricorn ( -- Thursday, November 25 2004, 02:04 pm

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Thanks PR -- nice of you to comment
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