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Light a Candle

By Aminath Neena

You, light a candle in your heart
.
Fill your soul with the brightness of its entourage
Let not this world be a selfish mirage
.
Let them kill your roseate dreams
Ignore your poignant pleas
Squash your path in mud
Drench the innocent in blood
.
But you, light a candle in your heart
.
Fill your soul with the brightness of its entourage
Let not this world be a selfish mirage
.

Let them spill out the venom
Attack the one without any weapon
Destroy your precious homes
Ruin your auspicious hopes

But you, light a candle in your heart
.
Fill your soul with the brightness of its entourage

Let not this world be a selfish mirage
.
Let them smudge your garments
With their gratuitous comments
.
Let them do all the damage
While they can still rampage
.
But you, light a candle in your heart
.
Fill your soul with the brightness of its entourage
Let not this world be a selfish mirage
.
Let them create havoc in the land
But this you must understand
Surely you will overcome this phase
For, the oppressed move closest to God’s space
.
Until then, light a candle in your heart
.
Fill your soul with the brightness of its entourage
Let not this world be a selfish mirage

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And if not a candle, a tiny spark
Will definitely, drive away the darkness at large.

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Aminath Neena is an English lecturer from the picturesque archipelago nation of the Maldives. Currently, she works at Maldives National University. An avid lover of words, poetry is a hobby closest to her heart. Her poems usually revolve around themes such as love, relationships, spirituality, society, and global issues. According to her, poetry is the gateway to spirituality because it resonates purity like no other. Among her achievements include having her poem featured in ‘Words And Music’, a programme on BBC Radio. She believes her writings to be a reflection of her thoughts, her feelings and her life.

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