I want to light a flame inside of me To bring joy to all who know me To guide them through the hardest times And grow from happy memories I want to light a flame inside of me To inspire all who know me To give kindness, patience, open arms And never judge or harm But how can my little flame survive in the midst of this frightening storm When thrashing waves of ice cold water Threaten to quench it and make cold what was warm? When all this darkness comes to consume me I open my eyes and see it clearly: My little flame is not the only one Others are always there to come To give me hope, to give me love And rekindle my flame when it has almost given up. My little flame is not enough To fix all that's broken And make smooth all that's rough But my little flame is not alone And with our big, warm fire of love The storm is only half as tough And my flame will finally feel like it is doing enough. © Ricarda Haeseler and smallandsignificant.com, 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ricarda Haeseler and smallandsignificant.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.