I'll Light A Candle

by Portia Burton

I know I can’t defeat the darkness,
Yet I’ll light a candle,
Without any misgiving
That its light will last long.

I know how insatiable the darkness is!
Aided by the all-consuming Time,
It has swallowed even the brightest stars,
And how it has punctured the sky
With so many devouring black-holes.

Yet I’ll light a candle,
With a simple wish
That so long we are here
Let us stay together,
And in its gentle light,
Exchange a friendly smile.

Because when it is burnt out,
In the ensuing darkness,
Who knows where one will be,
Both you and me?

©Portia Burton 2012

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