Thank You for The Light

It seems a lot of folks are in the dark about the future these days.

People are losing their homes, being laid off from jobs, and lost in the dark forest, where the American Dream is sound asleep.

Though we are placing our hope in words we need to hear, we don’t really know how those words will manifest into truth quite yet.

Things seem a little undefined but change is immanent, eminent, and imminent .

We have a new Guardian in the White House but it seems some of his minions come from the same old dark castle.

I am hoping they will see the light and show us a way out of the evil forest, through the fog and into the new future we are hoping for.

I am trying to see the light but some of those old tree branches are between me and my view of the light.

Still, I am thankful for any light at all.


Photo by me

Dylan Thomas:

Do not go gentle into that good night, 

Old age should burn and rave at close of day; 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right, 

Because their words had forked no lightning they 

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright 

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, 

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, 

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight 

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height, 

Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. 

Do not go gentle into that good night. 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I wanna believe.


Photo by me again


~ by leakelley on November 10, 2011.

4 Responses to “Thank You for The Light”

  1. I want a copy of that photograph…it’s beautiful.

    I am thankful for that little glimpse of light too.

  2. Beautiful photo. Beautiful post, in many ways. 🙂

  3. What if Obama were to take his seat in the Oval Office with Ms. Kelley’s floodlit words & Dylan Thomas’s great plea in his heart & mind … would Eiron speak only truth to him for a few years?

  4. Thanks for the Dylan Thomas poem. It’s fitting for me now in so many ways. His every word is weighted in truth.

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