Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Candle Snuffers

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

Be-aware of the Candle Snuffers:
those who wish to diminish,
even eliminate,
your essential flame.

In your presence
their form casts a Shadow
that just might scare them to
your death.

The more they struggle
at the sight of it,
the more it dances
and full of dangerous potentiality
on the
Wall of their Psyche.

Primal fears emerge
and are given false-life
like saber-tooth terrors
that flicker into action
before cave-dwellers' eyes.

You have done nothing wrong
by shining.

Please hear me when I say this:

“You have done nothing wrong
by shining.”

Beautiful and bright,

Your light is what evokes awe
in the stars
when they gaze upon this Earth.

You mustn’t rob the galaxy
of the pleasure that it
takes in you!

Dearest Light of the World,

Do not surrender even a
nascent spark to
the oppressive forces
that they wish to
bring down upon
you -



Burn the holiest of fires…

Pledge your allegiance to
the sound of your breath,
breathing so deeply that
you fuel the fire that burns
within your heart.

The fire that burns
within your heart…


Lovingly offer the Candle Snuffers
in your life
the sacred flint and tinder

of Mirror and Council,

inviting them to recognize
their own true flame.

There is an eager,
capable wick,
in all of us -


Oh my Flame of Unity,

If you have befriended your
own Shadow,
then in the presence of
their Light,
the only form that shall be
cast is that of
Understanding and Kinship.

The time is coming in which
Homo illuminatus
will finally learn to
to pass
the torch.

© 2011-2013/Jamie K. Reaser (Published in Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out; Hiraeth Press,


  1. To passing the torch and the eternal flame with which it burns. And to your tall taper candle of a poem. Shine on! <3
    ~ Andrea

    1. Thank you Andrea. You are a bright light in this world my friend! An inspiring flame...