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Find the Light
Nancy Machlis Rechtman


If you feel lost
When the darkness of the world
Tries to steal away your light
And you want to give up
Because you canít find your way,
Look for the magic
In the tapestry of the stars,
Dazzling as they create a sparkling tableau
In the inky sky,
Or the rainbows that suddenly appear
After the wildness of a summer storm.
Listen for the music in the laughter
Of children playing with abandon
Or seek the poetry
In a sunrise painted in vivid strokes across the horizon
Just as the sun and moon connect for an intake of breath
When day overtakes the night.
And if you are lucky enough
To have found someone who cherishes you,
Youíve already triumphed
And all you need to do to find the light
Is mirror the love in their eyes.

© by Nancy Machlis Rechtman.
Used with the authorís permission.

Nancy Machlis Rechtman is a poet, playwright, freelance writer, and former newspaper copy editor. Her work has been published in a variety of journals, and she writes a  blog called "Inanities." Nancy has lived on both coasts, but currently makes her home in South Carolina, where she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, creating art, and playing the guitar. Learn more about her at



Post New Comment:
Wonderfully said, Nancy! Thank you!
Posted 02/11/2024 04:54 PM
Lori Levy:
Very uplifting.
Posted 02/06/2024 11:31 PM
Lovely & so true. Thank you.
Posted 02/06/2024 04:40 PM
Janice Galt:
Keep the lights on!
Posted 02/06/2024 12:45 PM
Wilda Morris:
"Listen for the music in the laughter Of children'''" Reminds me of my favorite country/western song: "Thank God for kids. There's magic for awhile."
Posted 02/06/2024 09:53 AM
Darrell Arnold:
There is light in positive thinking. I preach it every day.
Posted 02/06/2024 08:29 AM
Larry Schug:
Posted 02/06/2024 07:54 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
Posted 02/06/2024 07:48 AM

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