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Low light image © Robin Smith

We said goodbye this week
to a man who brought light
to a dark continent.
May his flame remain
and grow

Mary asked us to write about a candle, or light, at dVerse Poets Pub.  Do stop by and read some great poetry there.


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14 Responses to LIGHT

  1. This is so perfect Viv…and what an image. Just love it.


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Beautiful, Viv. Says it all to perfection.


  3. Your son is quite the photog, Viv. This is a beautiful elegy for a lion-hearted man from whom the leaders of the United States could learn quite a bit… Amy


  4. kkkkaty1 says:

    Perfect with the photo!


  5. claudia says:

    indeed….may his flame remain and grow…he made a big difference and was an admirable man


  6. Eha says:

    Mandela said in the White House ‘ . . . the greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall . . .’ . . .one of the best lessons he taught me.


  7. The brevity here is piercing. Well done, Viv!


  8. brian miller says:

    and hopefully that torch is carried on
    in the hearts of many that follow him.


  9. This works so well.. yes indeed very timely..


  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    Succinct, yet powerful. He was a legend.


  11. colonialist says:

    Love the image.
    What a pity there have been these attempts, since, to let it blow out


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