A Hanukkah Poem

Ashrina Chen wrote this poem and drew this beautiful picture to celebrate the Third Night of Hanukah

20141216_195028Does light define darkness
Or does darkness define light?

I hold here a paper,
It’s blank and it’s white
White is pure and it’s clean
White is made out of light
Now im adding on pencil
It’s thick and it’s grey
It is heavy and dark,
Sending all remaining light away.

My original form is a pure dazzling paper,
Yet The struggles of life are staining layer after layer.
I’m light!
Smeared in colors of orenge and red
Spiraling rainbows of potential
Bottled up in my heart, in my head,
Giggling,  playful, longing for the spark
That will let it all free, let it light up the dark.

So now I’m lighting my Hanukkiah
And keeping in mind
That the true wick I’m lighting
Is deep deep inside
All it needs is my awareness
Of how its coverd and stained
And –  WOW what an awesome
Glow will soon be retained!