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


8 Responses to “Chandelier”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    I would argue that your light is more than just a spark, for you have shed light upon my darkness. Of course, it only takes a single ember to start a forest fire.

    Moving past that, I love the sentiment and agree that it takes more than a single light to shine upon the world’s darkness. We need to unify. Another one for the list! ❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, my dear friend! If we all chose the light, darkness would not stand a chance.

      • kristianw84 says:

        Hear, hear! It probably comes as no surprise that I adore the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. My favorite quote of his is “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

        What is sad is that we still have to teach, but I will always be grateful for people like you who continue teaching!

  2. beth says:

    oh, I love this! so meaningful with a great message

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    A different but apt analogy of what we can accomplish when working together.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So true

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