Thoughts put into words…

by Katie Lanning (Dreamynothing)

Candle in the Desert 11/23/2009

Filed under: Writings — dreamynothing @ 00:22

My life is full of darkness.

In a dry land, I am lost.  No lights, no walls.  Just sand—flowing in every direction—and at the horizon is the night sky, offering no comfort.  Morning will never come.  I almost feel more content in it.  It’s a scary surrounding but at the same time, it’s what I’m used to surviving and living in.  I believe even with you in my life I will still be surrounded by darkness.  I don’t believe one person can change that.  Not even you.

But when you are in the middle of the desert and there are no stars in the sky—one candle flickering can light up enough for one to find their way. I don’t need the sun to be up for me to continue going.  I only need one candle.  Not one person can turn on the light in my life, but one person can assist in making the journey easier by allowing a lighted guidance.

A flickering candle can be blown out by so many factors: lack of oxygen, a blow of the warm dry wind…so many odds going against one little light.  Once the flame is out it’s gone for good.  No more matches, no lighter.  The candle windless down with every second it burns.  The wax drips upon the skin, burning, blistering, but providing a comforting sting.  Even when the candle burns out—will I still go on?  I may never find the end of the desert.  I may be lost forever.  I may die from starvation or malnutrition.

Yet, if I stop, I will die.  Alone.  No one will even know my presence in this world.  No one would be affected by my actions; no one would mourn my loss.  There’s always that choice: stop or keep going.  What would you choose?  Would you continue your search—for the light?


3 Responses to “Candle in the Desert”

  1. Lindz Says:

    woah sis this is awesome… i have missed reading your work!!!
    mines all up on a blog too but since its for school its not me – its not my best stuff. it can’t be unless i want to get into trouble…
    love you and please keep writing!

  2. Sue Says:

    Keep going… I know the road is hard, I’ve been there and have fought my way out.

    Simply by your presence here, others know of you’ve existed… You have such a beautiful way with words, THAT is a gift not everyone has…

    This little light of mine,
    I’m gonna let it shine,
    This little light of mine,
    I’m gonna let it shine…

    with hope that you will soon see that flicker of light grow brighter within you.


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