A Guiding Light

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Wandering in the dark.

Wandering.  In the dark.  Through a haze.  Alone.

My footsteps echo.  Emptiness.  Like a giant chamber devoid of matter.

Then it flicks on.  A floodlight.

Now it’s not so dark.

But it’s still empty.  Black.  A void.

Only now, I have a guiding light.

It helps.

 

I wander in the dark, through a haze, alone, my footsteps echoing in the emptiness, guided by a bright light.

 

The light grows larger, brighter, and the darkness shrinks away.

Now there’s only light, but it’s still empty.

That’s okay.  I have a friend now.

My shadow.


Submitted: March 06, 2019

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hullabaloo22

Very atmospheric, Jeff and cleverly done. Nothing's quite so scary with a friend, even one of shadow.

Wed, March 6th, 2019 9:13pm

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Thank you, Hully!

Thu, March 7th, 2019 12:01pm

jmm424

Oh I really like this, Jeff. Nice job.

Thu, March 7th, 2019 1:21am

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Thank you, JMM! Walks with the dog at night are great sources of inspiration. :)

Thu, March 7th, 2019 12:01pm

jaylisbeth

I couldn't agree more with Hully, this is so detailed and uniquely penned. Well done, dear Jeff

Thu, March 7th, 2019 1:57pm

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Thank you most kindly, sweetheart.

Thu, March 7th, 2019 12:02pm

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

I like this a lot - the idea that light can be as empty as darkness is well expressed! Ya, I like my shadow, too :)

Thu, March 7th, 2019 6:20pm

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Thank you, Bobi!

Thu, March 7th, 2019 12:03pm

D. Thurmond aka JEF

Nice poem, great ending too!

Thu, March 7th, 2019 9:22pm

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Thank you for reading, JEF!

Fri, March 8th, 2019 1:00pm

Keke Serene

Nice. This is hard to explain, but this felt as a very personal and intimate read. Not, from you, but reading it to myself, it seemed as if I wrote it, yes? That kind of intimate read. I like it, I like it a lot. And I like that the shadow can remind us where we've been.

Sun, March 10th, 2019 3:13am

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Thank you for reading, sweetheart. I'm happy it could spark something in you.

Mon, March 11th, 2019 1:28pm

Sharief Hendricks

The eternal companion Jeff

So clever you are in how you use images to show emptiness !

Loved it sir!

Fri, October 2nd, 2020 2:26pm

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Fri, October 2nd, 2020 1:14pm

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