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Can we say that the world is dark,

A society without light?

Whose hope demands a light come down,

To show us all what’s right?

In darkness it did find me,

And swirled with a clash:

It’s tongue did burn,

It lashed out worst.

It’s truth revealing

A wicked curse.

The fury swore,

To take no more,

And gazed its eyes beyond me.

And there stood a man.

As tall as I.

He took my blows, the licking flames to dispel the dusk around me.

I saw his ghost.

For a moment just shadows like me.

Then His fire swelled as it unveiled,

A way to make things true.

It lit me up with the flames it tossed.

An ember lit inside me.

“Go and spread and die no more,

A wildfire you must be.

Illuminate your world,

And that’s how you will find me.”

So as a light in the darkest places I take the place of He,

With blaze unfurled

Always to refine me.

My brothers: coals, keep the fire alive,

My sisters: candles, constantly remind,

That this must go on ‘til final hours.

Do not lose sight young ember.

On that day burst in to flames,

For the light will last forever.

-Jake

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Lighthouse

The waves hit the boards of our sea worthy vessels,
As the tilt of our boats rock us back and forth.
The winds shake our timbers from the tops to the floors,
As the sailors gather muscles just to keep us afloat.

All of us are captains of our own mutinous crews,
As we hope some day to find dry land,
We search the ocean wide as it is blue,
Chanting at last that it’s all out of our hands.

We wail as we sail in these unfruitful seas,
But you gave us a map to the treasure we seek!
Your harbors are bright, your ports they are clean,
And all of the rest we just find our in our dreams!

Are we all, all lost out at sea? Looking and wandering for a trace of a coast?
You came across water, the waves couldn’t move you, in every direction, you’re a lighthouse to me!

Lighthouses stand through the nights, and the storms,
But they will shine in glory with the rising of the sun.
We live in a world where the sun hasn’t rose,
But we cling to the hope that someday it will.

Are we all, all lost out at sea? Looking and wandering for a trace of a coast?
You came across water, the waves couldn’t move you, in every direction, you’re a lighthouse to me!

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