VxPoem ID: 40588
Posted: July 16th. 2011 10:36:27 AM
Light of Hope
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
There is a story about a youth
Who lived in a land of darkness and in this land
No one had ever seen the Light.
This youth was different than his friends;
In the quiet of the endless darkness
He would hear whispers
That seemed to originate from within his heart.
These whispers urged him to climb the mountains
That surrounded his home and wait.
For many years, this youth gave little thought
To the inner voice and its promise.
He continued his everyday affairs
And at the end of the week, as was the custom,
Would indulge every sensory whim.
Finally, after years of endless pleasures,
In the midst of a drunken stupor
He was awakened by the inner voice.
You choose darkness to the Light
You are foolish.
With the sunrise
Is the promise of a new day.
And with these words the drunkenness left.
Impulsively this youth began to run toward the mountains.
With all the urgency of a lover
In flight to his beloved,
He scaled the mountains
And began to wait.
After many hours, the silence was broken
And the inner voice commanded.
Turn toward the east.
The Light shall be revealed
And you will know the promise
Of your Lord.
And amidst the darkness of his world,
Gradually, the Light was revealed-
Ray after ray.
And from that moment
He was aware of his own full potential.
As this first sunrise was heralded
By faint rays of Light,
So, hope is eternal, proclaiming
That today will be brighter.
Although this world is filled with darkness,
Hope waters the heart of each traveler.
For He/She that created the darkness
Also created the Light;
Darkness and Light follow each other,
And in each heart a candle is waiting
To be caressed and rekindled-
By the Light of Eternity.
O spiritual traveler, remember
As you pray each evening
Climb the mountain of your desires;
And in the morning
Your lips will be caressed by Sunlight.
Also by Dr. Bitkoff, A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, Llewellyn, 2008 and Journey of Light: Trilogy, Authorhouse, 2004. These books are available on Amazon.Com or from publisher.
To contact author go to: www.stewartbitkoff.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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