Garth Rakumakoe

I Need A Light

If only I had a light

I swear I’d roll a nice spliff

hunker down and squint

earnestly, at the counsel

of the wise, as they show me

the way, to a better life


If I had a light

leaning 'gainst the fence

I'd share a puff 'cross the border

as I listen and sympathize

without judgment without pretense

to my people’s stories

of troubles, anguish and strife


Man, I need a light in parliament

for a circle of tuxedos

to pass it right round

like it dice wicked spice

maybe what we need

is some thug advice to redeem

our failures and fibs

and get things right


Better yet, strike me a match

for my wayward ways

Bring me to my knees

by candle light, that I may heed

to address the savior right

the one we need to purge our sins

of the night, and at whose feet

I’d dare not spit, even as my lonely cravings

catch desperate fits – Someone please,

I need a light!


  • Teddy.15

    Different scenarios same ending, the search for light

    Beautifully done as usual dear Garth. Powerful with compassion. πŸ’–

    • Garth Rakumakoe

      Thank you, gifted one, for the time and appreciation.

    • FallenAngel1πŸ•Š

      Matches? I ain't got no matches. I don't need no stinking matches lolπŸ˜‹ In case your scratching your head,it's a parody of a old Humphrey Bogart film called The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In the scene it actually badges😜 But on a more serious note;great words of inspiration here Garth,and with much passionπŸ˜€βœŒοΈπŸŒŸπŸ•Š

      • Garth Rakumakoe

        πŸ˜‚... Thank you FA. Much appreciated. Love the humor too! πŸ˜‚

      • viper blossom

        "Better yet, strike me a match
        for my wayward ways
        Bring me to my knees
        by candle light, that I may heed"

        • Garth Rakumakoe


        • Goldfinch60

          I am sure that that light is always with you Garth.


          • Garth Rakumakoe

            Lol!... - It sure is Andy, it sure is πŸ™‚

          • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

            I like your poems

            I like how you have expressed yourself . Sometimes all we want to do is be that light .. when we are not .. and sometimes we simply are that light for ourselves and others πŸ™‚

            A great poem ))

            • Garth Rakumakoe

              Thank you yellowrose. Much appreciated.

            • Rachel Laurene

              I love this, very creative with a beautiful messege. Thanks Garth!

              • Garth Rakumakoe

                Thanks to you Rachel, for the read and visit!

              • kitty the naughty poet

                flint keeps going on my light lol
                great poem I really enjoyed it. thanks for sharing

              • Poetic Dan

                I loved this more than you'll ever know as I try to go down to 0.30g a day! Well at least in every roll...again such brilliance

              • Rocky Lagou

                Yes, yes, YES!

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