Inspirational Poem

Let Your Light Shine

Perhaps it is true that the smallest light is brightest when the night seems darkest.

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Randy Cadenhead © more by Randy Cadenhead

Published by Family Friend Poems August 2020 with permission of the Author.

We are only falling stars,
Fleeting sparks that arc
Across the vast forever of time
Through others' nights,
Only to return as dust to our maker.

And the most we can hope,
In our one brief moment,
Is to brighten their night,
Lead them on their way,
Or just perhaps to grant their wish.


Randy Cadenhead has published a handful of poetry collections. In addition to being a poet, he is an attorney and life-long sailor. Randy and his wife, Debbie Segal, are adjunct professors at Emory Law School.


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