I had hoped to be a bonfire

A great light upon the night

A heat that burns away the wrong

And leaves behind all that’s right


A living flame that is noticed

For its strength and growing size

A welcome to the traveler

And a fair warning to the wise


With all that I could muster

My flint struck against the steel

And no matter my good wishes

Only the smallest of sparks revealed


Just enough for a single flame

That flickers without a sound

A smallish light that leaves behind

A great darkness all around


But if we work together

All the candles gathered near

We can light the entire world

For we become the chandelier


23 Responses to “Chandelier”
  1. I hope these words will inspire all who read them to become the light and to join with other lights so that there Will be more brightness than darkness. Beautiful poem, brother dearest!

  2. beth says:

    ah – together you will light up the world, a great poem of unity

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Love, love, love this one!! We need to unify our lights now more than ever! The world has been far too dark for far too long.

  4. yassy says:

    Wow. It’s like you are beacon of light. Your poetry is like a shining light. Uplifting and optimistic.. good verse🤗

  5. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful poem, Brad. As Springsteen says, you can’t start a fire with out a spark…

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m convinced there is greater satisfaction when we accomplish something as a team than as individuals.

  7. Harley Reborn says:

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiim gonna swwwwiiiiingggg from the chandelierrrrrr

    In all seriousness, the sentiment is beautiful 🖤❤️

  8. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A most beautiful thought filled with unity and hope for a better world. Count me in! Great work my friend.

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