THE LIGHT by Jeffrey Littrell

the light has always been

it has shown the way

even when enveloped by darkness

when pursued by encroaching shadows

it was a beacon

of glowing truth

of illuminating love

when I turned away my eyes

it remained

never dimming, ever vigilant

vibrant and holy

the light has always been


About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

3 responses to “THE LIGHT by Jeffrey Littrell

  • Elaine Anne Westheimer

    Hello Jeffrey. I like your work. I reads your comment about Dylan, Waits and Cohen, three I also admire. Your poems deserve to be read more. If you have not figured out what tags are yet, they are words placed in the tag section on your blog that will lead people to your work. For instance: poem, poetry, relationships, love, Spanish. Your poem would be indexed under those topics and you will be discovered. I am writing on a phone, so my view might be missing your “like.” Be sure it is turned on. Look in your admin section.

    • digthroughlife

      Thanks for your kind words and advice. I really appreciate it. I think I added tags to a couple of poems, but I always forget ! I’ll see if I can go back and add them now. I’ll check out your pages, as well.

      • Elaine Anne Westheimer

        Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I am rather new at word press and am slowly transferring poems from elsewhere. By the way, I am originally from New York (30 plus years ago, but my roots are still there.

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