A Light Shines on the Path

A light shines on the path

faint yet warm and inviting

I follow it’s glow

losing sight and panicking, at times

but there it is again

waiting for me to catch up

Shining brighter when I truly seek it

Shining dimmer when I stray

A light shines on the path

and I so want to catch up with it

When I run it travels faster

losing me as I stumble

being too eager to capture the flame

When I slow down

tired and exhausted and weary

it comes back to me

hovering around my feet

waiting for me to recover

A light shines on the path

sometimes bright

sometimes lost in darkness

I realize

it is brightest when my heart and eyes

firmly focus on the path

and my feet calmly and steadily

walk without fear or yearning

When I truly trust

the light to shine…

©2013 Rebecca Braun.  All Rights Reserved.

Author Notes

"Let it Shine!" Peeps!

18 Comments for “A Light Shines on the Path”

Tim Hillebrant


Great poem, Becky. And a reminder for all of us that to see and enjoy our light, we needn’t run, nor crawl, but walk our pace, and it will be there.

Well done!


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