Wayward Fashion of Hope

A candle stands against
The impending storm
And raises its flickering light in contrast
To the coming darkness.

It is through the leaping flame
That the light gains its brilliance
And casts out its power
For miles around.

Almost imperceptible to the rest of humanity,
The candle gives an abundance of reassurance
To those nearest it.

When standings come to be
A wayward fashion of hope,
The light will shine forth even
In the darkest of nights.

Its light will go forth
Reminding people of better times
And never lessen,
Even in the seemingly final days.

Books by Marty