Tiny Light

When a tiny flame goes out,
the world is not as bright.
And you know in your heart
that the earth’s just not right.

The light may not have spoken
or walked on two feet,
but she lit up rooms
when she wanted to greet.

The light may look different
than a more “abled” flame,
but deep down inside
she could love just the same.

And when that light flickers
and red lights spin towards school,
hearts become frantic
and the air begins to cool.

Too soon the red lights leave
they say that it is done.
Good-bye tiny light
May you shine upon the sun.

Dedicated to A. Whose light went out last week, just one day after watching this music performance of “winter lights”. 

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss. I wish I knew more to say here.

    I’m sure A is still lighting up rooms.

  2. Oh, CC, I am so sorry for all y’all, especially the little ones. I’ve been there. And it’s a hard place to be.

  3. This breaks my heart … I wish I knew more about who or how … I wish I knew what to say. I’m so sorry … this is a beautiful dedication, and clearly a special little one has been lost. I’m so sorry.

  4. Beautiful post. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. This is a beautiful tribute and my heart says a prayer for all who knew A.


  6. “I’m sorry” doesn’t seem to cut it, but I’m very sorry for your loss. Very beautiful words.

  7. What a beautiful tribute and I’m so sorry for your loss.

  8. I’m so sorry for such a loss.

    God bless those missing this light in their lives.

  9. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful light. Thank you for sharing the glow with us. So sorry for your loss. 🙁

  10. My heart and prayers go out to you. Your “Tiny Light” tribute was just amazing.

    May God comfort ya’ll…there are just no words here.

  11. That was the most beautiful tribute. I am sorry for your loss this morning. It made me cry.

  12. Beautiful words…I’m sorry for your loss…

  13. I’m so sorry. This is a really lovely tribute.

  14. I am so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    What a beautiful tribute.

  15. Oh…how heartbreaking. This happened at school? I’m at a loss for words.

    Beautiful poem. “A” sounds like she was a special little girl.

  16. C, this was such a touching post. Beautifully written, and so very sad. I wish that death didn’t have to take one so small and young. But unfortunately it is something that will touch us all. Your picture is beautiful as well.

    And your new header is fantatsic!

  17. Beautiful post and a lovely tribute to A. I am so sorry for your loss.

  18. What a beautiful poem, and so heartbreaking!

    Your words and photos make a lovely tribute to A. My condolences.

  19. I am just catching up here.

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. This was a beautiful and lovely tribute. My thoughts are with you.

  20. this is beautiful. I am so sorry.

  21. Thank you. I printed this and put it in my poetry file, because I know I will need it at some point.

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