Flickering Hope

The light of truth, glowing in the darkness,

surrounded by unlit candles, waiting

for a spark of hope to cast out duress,

and bless the flame that will glisten and sing.

Who will avail us, when the last word fails

to resemble anything deemed genuine;

and the house of cards, built upon the lies

of cancel culture crumbles in the wind?

(Causing the utopian dream to singe).

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

The utopian dream will soon singe,

when the recklessness of society

gone awry, begins to weaken at the hinge,

that once kept people united and free.

The shadows of the past begin to cast

storm clouds over a brave new world’s likeness,

wherein free speech has been stifled at last,

and the only hope found, is the stillness

of the light of truth, glowing in the darkness.

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A.'s in Psychology, and English; and, a certificate in psychophysical re-education; at current, I am exploring my third area of academic interest - ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

8 thoughts on “Flickering Hope”

  1. a timely, well writ poem with some lyrical lines and sharp observations
    “Who will avail us, when the last word fails” – that is a beautiful rhetorical question.
    p.s. almost there with the novelinee form – remember the structure calls for a final d – a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,d,
    so if you mirror as you did it should begin d,e,d,e,f,a,f,a,a

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. After reviewing this,
      I can see that the “final d” was not even a close rhyme;
      although, somehow I had thought so at the time.
      I have done a quick edit; seems better than it was.


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