10 December 2016

Turning Up the Light


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For those whose flame does not quite glow
Friends set light tasks, starting below
First steps awake, second ones flow.

In pyramids, friends are the base
Dizzy above, they take this place
To ground climbers who knowledge chase.

Friends steady ankles, hold our weight
Encourage, dare us past sedate
We gasp and feel and taste and sate. 

Distant observers see fields on fire
Curiosity and desire
Causing ignorance to expire.



My blog poems are rough drafts.
Please respect my copyright.

© 2016 Susan L. Chast



4 comments:

Samyuktha Jayaprakash said...

I am sharing this with that friend :) Thank you for the words!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How I love this! The form, the rhythm and rhyme, and the meaning. I especially like "first steps awake, second ones flow." This is how we grow and grow.

Martin Kloess said...

Quite a form here Well composed and direction

kaykuala said...

Friends steady ankles, hold our weight
Encourage, dare us past sedate

True friends will always be there when one needs them

Hank