As stars to an approaching dawn,
Like candles burned too long,
Every light fades out with time
And so ends life’s sad song.
It may be just a flicker
Or what seems eternal flame.
Each life serves, to light the gloom
Though all end, just the same.
Burn a candle out and see –
Just how much did it light?
With just that little flicker,
Could you find your way at night?
With just the glow of tiny stars
Sailors navigate the seas,
And though they burn out with the dawn,
Ships sail on with the breeze.
What are you doing with your light
Who navigates off you?
If they set sail with just your glow
Would their course end up true?
Check your course, and then your lantern
Be a light to guide the way
Never have it said about you
That you led some soul astray.
Know your light won’t last forever,
What you do counts when you’re gone
Take a real good look around you
What your light is shining on.
Live your days, but keep it with you,
Someone follows where you lead.
That in mind, walk in a manner.
Others have the light they need.