Treasure Island

Carolyn Brunelle

(December 1946)

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A Little Light


For everything a reason
and a season under the sun;
every puzzle has its answer
that is not uniquely our own.

Nothing remains a mystery
in the light of life's experience,
or hurts like the awareness
we cannot live it over again.

Yet nothing is ever lost if we
pass such wisdom to one another;
no life lived in vain, that sheds
light on the path for a brother.

Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2008
Edited: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/21/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    beautiful Carolyn...just shine a little light and light the path for
    someone...if only everyone would live by this golden rule...the
    world would be a much better place :) (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Shipman (12/21/2012 2:50:00 PM)

    Wisdom is lost when not shared
    Lost when it is, but is brushed away
    Life is lived in vain if the light is ours
    And points neither us nor our brother
    To the one true light and wisdom above all (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (12/21/2011 11:14:00 PM)

    It's a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing...Sharing only increases the wealth of wisdom and knowledge...I agree... (Report) Reply

  • Michael Nkwocha (5/5/2009 6:26:00 AM)

    a beautiful write up. we need to help one another; shedding lights across other's path, that where we have fallen, they may scale freely. (Report) Reply

  • Emily Oldham (9/13/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    What can I say that hasn't been said? In this one poem, you've told me all I need to know. I love it. Thanks
    Athena (Report) Reply

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