Why did you light a Candle?

I lit a candle as

lights went out

due to the storm raging out…

…and also within

for a child was afraid

of the dark

and couldn’t sleep

so I lit a candle

amidst the storm

and kept it alive

sheltering it from

ravishing winds

of hate and prejudice

with only my

fragile old self

for the child

for it may sleep

in peace

and awaken afresh

with a smile

as new as a sunrise

everyday…

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