Defy or Define

Defy or Define

A Poem by Anjeline

When the whole world seems to approach twilight,
Only one glim can also defeat the gloom by burning bright
When your life seems to be on track with happiness radiating out a magnificent light,
Only one glim can defeat you by changing your happy days in a gloomy night.
Lost in a abhorrent land, when you are surrounded by beasts of prey
Just a glim can also save you from going astray
Leaving you depressed when life brings you at a point where out of your cherished ones you can choose only one,
Just a glim can also destroy you with it's will-o'-the-wisp burning bright like a delusional sun.
When a writer leaves you with these lines wondering where is this glim
All she hoped was, you'll search it in your heart's brim
None but a glim can defy or define darkness,
Only you can uplift yourself when life leaves you in a mess.
When life throws challenges, people embarrassment and failures humiliation at you,
Just burn this glim, defy the negativities and let yourself Define you.

© 2019 Anjeline


Author's Note

Anjeline
Glim - candle
Will-o'-the-wisp - a deceptive fire

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This is a powerful poem. It reminded me of what is like for me riding on the great waves that is my emotions, where one wave can completely change how I'm feeling. It built itself up into strength at the end and reached out hope to the reader.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your encouraging words 🌼
light and ashes

1 Year Ago

You're welcome friend :)
a great juxtaposition of ideas, defy or define, the eternal struggle of man and the correct answer is the last 5 words, a great internal battle of a poem

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for such a sweet review. I am happy you liked the poem
Wow... powerful message! Delivered in the most tangible way... I tend to find myself in that dark place you write of here, sometimes hoping for that "delusional sun" to shine in. Fantastic write... your closing was perfection.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. I am happy you found it good :)
Great inspiring write.
Forget the doubters who live in holes.
Climb high the sky is waiting.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your review. Happy that you liked it :)
Superb poem with a wonderful motivational uplifting theme held tight within it. Defy failure and find the goodness and joy to move forward not back.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I am glad u liked it😊
I agree dear Angeline.
"When life throws challenges, people embarrassment and failures humiliation at you,
Just burn this glim, defy the negativities and let yourself Define you."
The above lines. Amazing wisdom shared and thank you for sharing your amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comment 💙
yes defy gravity---defy the negatives...only we can do this for ourselves.
had me humming "candle of life" by the Moody Blues.
music uplifts me in bad times...so does my sense of humor.
When the worst comes, remember it can only go up from here.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot Jacob for your kind words. Music does uplift the mood in bad times :)
Wow, this is well thought out and well written with a message everyone should seek out and take to heart. I liked the odd rhythm, it made it feel like another poet I have read but can't bring to name at the moment. Beautifully done!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and understanding of the poem :)
Beautiful poem Anjeline and full of wisdom too in my opinion. When I am unhappy I light a candle. The flickering light illuminates the room, removes the gloom and leaves one feeling uplifted. I have many candles in my home and often light them while I soak in the bath. I enjoyed your lines and thank you for your visits to my work. Your thoughts are always appreciated.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot for your kind words and I really like your work. I am happy to know that you get uplift.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

We are all responsible for our own well being. We have to do what we can :)
Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Absolutely right :)
Line 2 is one of the best-crafted lines I've read this week. Love the juxtaposition of the words "glim" and "gloom". I love when a writer uses a main theme, like you use "glim", but not always portraying it in a positive light. Like when you show those times when glim isn't lighting the way (real life). All in all, your repetition of the "glim" theme is well done for the right effect. I like when you switch to a more straightforward conversational tone directed toward the audience . . . a little pep talk at the end, but not sounding preachy. Very well done inspirational writing. But you know I'm a stickler for those long lines that could use a little pruning *wink! wink!* Just one line catches my eye in this regard *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Anjeline

1 Year Ago

Thanks a lot dear Margie for reading my poem with such depth. I really appreciate it :) and I am hap.. read more

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