light

if the end seems far out of sight
angle your face towards the light
the shadows it will chase away
and brighten up the darkest day

though your pain can be hard to bear
you will surely find comfort there
and if your heart is sore and sad
know that this light will make you glad

but each new day brings wind and rain
it seems the sun won’t shine again
where is it that I’ll find this light?
the chance of sunny spells is slight

the light is in your children’s eyes
it glows there in your partner’s guise
it shines out in your cat’s loud purr
it softly lies in pet’s soft fur

so see the light and let it in
remember there is joy within
there is much more to life than pain
and you have everything to gain

so stop and feel the light of love
this light’s not just from sky above
let all your darkness melt away
now in love’s arms you gently lay

 

This is an attempt at a Cyhydedd Fer, which is a form of Welsh poetry. To be honest I’m not entirely sure about rhyming … I wonder if it makes a poem seem less real, and more like a Nursery Rhyme, but I like the traditions and sometimes like to give them a go. I hope you feel the positive message of this poem, whether or not you enjoy a rhyme!

secret tear (a Cyhydedd Fer)

hidden from sight this time of year
often is shed a secret tear
behind closed doors it trickles down
escaping with a worried frown
expectations of this season
can bring pressure beyond reason
as perfect presents must be bought
and rising panic must be fought
it cannot be a perfect day
so let’s see it another way
realise there’s no need for faking
and admit our hearts are aching
enjoy the day for what it is
allow a lull of festive fizz
come together with affection
and embrace our imperfection

This is an attempt at a Cyhydedd Fer, which is a form of Welsh poetry.