16.03.22: Heaven’s Candle

B&W moon

As Bright as Heaven’s Candle

My dad always
left the porch light on for me,
though Mum said
it was so I didn’t
stand by the front door,
kissing my boyfriend
and giving neighbours
something to talk about.

But I knew better.
Dad didn’t care
about the neighbours;
he only cared that
I came home safe,
and I reckon God
keeps a candle burning for me
at heaven’s door, like Dad did —
waiting for my safe return home.


©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Image by unSplash

21 responses to “16.03.22: Heaven’s Candle”

  1. So beautiful, Misky. And a lovely photo! Is it yours? Such mysterious lighting.

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    1. The photo is by Tony Detroit on unSplash. I’ve just edited the post, as I forgot to include that.

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      1. i love your posts about your parents. you explore those relationships so tenderly.

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        1. I’m glad you enjoy those. I admit I enjoy remembering those moments also.

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  2. lovely. But all dark here.

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    1. The hens probably appreciate that.

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      1. They hate the rain and have found shelter today.

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        1. My car is covered in Sahara sand right now.

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          1. Bet husband’s pleased having just washed it.

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            1. He’s not fussed. Washing the car gives him phoney Fitbit steps. 😂😂

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  3. Isn’t it lovely to have someone who cares so much about you.

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    1. Yes. He’s been gone for years, but as they say, love never dies.

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      1. It is something you never forget.

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  4. Jeeez, Misky; I have no idea how you can just keep pumping out one meisterwerk after another.

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  5. Just beautiful Misky, lovely story! 👌❤️😁

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    1. Thank you, Ken.

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  6. bloglifenstuff40b7eba1f1 avatar
    bloglifenstuff40b7eba1f1

    Awesome!!

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      1. bloglifenstuff40b7eba1f1 avatar
        bloglifenstuff40b7eba1f1

        You’re very welcome!

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