Burning Bright

Listen to Burning Bright by Richard Charles Stevens

Listen to In my Spirit by Shirō Sagisu (Rayden Remix)

out of the darkness
and into the light
through resilient days to vermilion nights
out of the lair
second home to despair
and into plain sight
inner flame burning bright

okay so what of those shunned
those already undone
by deep shadows creeping
to bleed out the sun
how come we’re forbidden from basking
at the umpteenth and first time of asking
do our screams go unnoticed
fall on deaf ears
seems our diagnosis
is way too severe
after rigorous testing
considered defective
irrespective of just how many demons we’ve bested
and get this
we may well have gone our whole lives undetected
but when push and shove team up we’re rejected
it’s suggested we’re a little too far gone for repair
no longer effective
neglected through prayer
like the dirtiest secrets
they hide us away
and pray that the shadows will guide us astray
out of range
out of sight
out of mind
out of fight
out of time
chorus line
out of sync
past the brink
of decline
we’re inclined
just to seep through the cracks
get the hell out and don’t you come back
your kind evidently have no place in the light
they spit in our faces like it’s divine right
to call all the shots
from their school of hard knocks
but the thing they can’t block
is our own writ of right
call it freedom of speech
for we know well our rights
and the thing they can’t teach
is to lay down and die

out of the darkness
and into the light
through resilient days to vermilion nights
out of the lair
second home to despair
and into plain sight
inner flame burning bright

unafraid of the blight
unashamed of our plights
unrestrained in our flight
preordained of great height
grievous pain set aside
each vein bled to prize
key terrain to remain
free of fate jeopardized
inner flame never dies
when our brains memorize
dead of nights we survive
every day we revive
clever ways to reprise
major aim to delight
searching gaze
famed to rise
flame ablaze
burning bright

do something
be something
feel something
trust something
air something
own something
share something
love something

out of the darkness
and into the light
through resilient days to vermilion nights
out of the lair
second home to despair
and into plain sight
inner flame burning bright

unafraid of the blight
unashamed of our plights
unrestrained in our flight
preordained of great height
grievous pain set aside
each vein bled to prize
key terrain to remain
free of fate jeopardized
inner flame never dies
when our brains memorize
dead of nights we survive
every day we revive
clever ways to reprise
major aim to delight
searching gaze
famed to rise
flame ablaze
burning bright

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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7 Comments

  1. Oh yes!! Children are the gift of happiness and innocence, I notice they make you see life as it should be! With eyes open, without fear, without prejudice just love! I’m so happy you are happy lol, did that make sense? Loved it Keeper! It was beautiful and made me HAPPY.

  2. The intense feeling of inner warmth and exuding a radiant glow, that’s what I like to hear about and see. After all Angels prefer to live in the light. Light brings about balance.
    I love this 🙂
    Truly
    xo

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