In the fading light by Liyona

The fire flickered 

Slowly simmered down

And our warm embrace

Kept my heart

From flying to the far beyond

In the fading light

I held your gaze

Your eyes wept

For the future that could flourish

If I would loosen 

My grip

The crackling coals

Lowly lite the love

That started to form

On my lips.

This poem is directly inspired by the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge found here at Go Dog Go Cafe. The prompt this time was “in the fading light”. I am working through older prompts to help spark my imagination. Tune in tomorrow to see the new challenge for this week! Photo by Yanny Mishchuk on Unsplash.


Liyona is an “average joe” kind of writer who likes to think about ordinary things and then write them down. Ever since she can remember, she has been rhyming words and creating lyric poems. During her college years, she took a more serious bent toward writing and started to post on her blog (The Life and Times of a Quirky Character.) Currently, she resides on the East Coast of the United States just north of the country’s capital. 

9 thoughts on “In the fading light by Liyona

  1. Time it pauses
    Wanders by
    As we live and die
    Mocking us
    For our distress
    Our meanings
    In the meaningless
    Shocking us
    As we pretend
    That anything
    Will ever end
    Time it watches
    Dust to dust
    As shining armour
    Turns to rust
    Be gone this day
    Behold the night
    Rejoice within
    The fading light

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