A Quiet Shine

by Janis Gaines

The world needs some big stars
Some brilliance up in the sky
Fireworks and rockets
Blazing in fire
A magical spectacle
Of lights on display
This name or that name
Vying for fame

But all I need is a cabin
With some low lights around
In a corner with a small table
Is where I’ll be found
Give me the light of a single candle flame
And a dusty book of wisdom
And a glass of fine wine
No loud glaring distractions
Just a soft, quiet shine

***written in response to song “Shine Away”

© September 11, 2009
Flowery Branch, GA

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