Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Hidden Candle--By Colan Hiatt--United States

A Hidden Candle
Matthew 5:15 *

Prophets of old, proclaimed the advent
Of Christ, the coming King
God incarnate, His only Son
Deliverance from sin, He would bring

He mystified elders in the Temple
His knowledge they didn't understand
Rulers soon became aware
This was not an ordinary Man

He cleansed; healed, and rebuked sin
And bade those He served, to "go tell"
Many we could enumerate
Like the Samaritan woman at the well

"I Am the light of the world "
This, - Jesus did proclaim
My followers shall also walk in light
They are to portray a candle flame

Never to be hid under a bushel *
But on a pedestal, hoisted high
Your good works should be evident
That your Father will be glorified

Colan Hiatt resides in Mt. Airy, NC. with his wife. A retired electronic technician, he has been writing for several years. Most all the poetry, is derived from observing "down-to-earth" events that occur around us. A personal "mini-story" is often associated with the majority of compositions. Usually a metaphor is found with spiritual implications that portray God as the ultimate solution to life's problems. To direct the reader to this "Source", is the desired goal.


  1. Colan,
    A good poem, especially since Christmas is coming. Welcome to Whispers from me if you are new, a warm welcome from me even if you are not.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Dear Colan,
    I echo David's word of welcome. I enjoyed your poem and its illuminating message. Your poem is "light" from under the bushel.
    Blessings new friend,