Light

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Reach for the Light

When you live in darkness

You reach for the light

Following the sun

As it reclines on the horizon

Knowing that without the sun

There is no life

Same for the soul

In a world filled with darkness

Evil pressing in to overwhelm

Terrors for the one who stays below

Let your spirit reach for the Son

The source of Light in your life

Always shining never hiding

Spirit touching spirit

Reflecting the Light of Love

The only escape

From the eternal darkness around us

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Light of Life

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Reach for the Light

Living in darkness

Trees reach for the light

Following the sun

As it reclines on the edge of the world

Knowing that without light

There is no life

My soul rises toward the light

In a world filled with darkness

Evil pressing in to overwhelm

Terrors for one who dwells below

Let your spirit rise with mine

Reach for the Son

The source of Light and Life

Always shining never hiding

Spirit touching spirit

Reflecting the Light of Love

My escape

From the eternal darkness around me

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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The Eye of My Needle

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When confronted with the caustic attitudes of the current political campaign, it is easy to get caught up in negativity. How we respond is our choice. When a friend has been injured by the words or actions of others, it is easy to jump onboard and promote the negativity. I am proposing there is an alternative, sewing the wounds with love and compassion that can bring healing and help.  Negativity becomes a cancer of the soul. Don’t let it consume yours.

The Eye of My Needle

I’m a needle with an eye on the end

Waiting for a thread to pass through

Will the thread I use help to mend

Or as I sew will it leave you blue

 

Threads of darkness or threads of light

Joining together sewing things tight

Drawn through the eye with utmost care

Choose the thread that can mend the tear

 

To friends you know who are on the mend

Will your thread be light or a painful end

Perhaps it will be a thread of grace

From a true friend of the human race

 

Threads of healing or bitterness and strife

Will you be sewing their wound with life

Or, with caustic soda and the twisting knife

 

They say the eye is the window of the soul

Fill yours with Light that makes one whole

Face the Light

 

 

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As we were guided through the Linville Caverns in the North Carolina Mountains, the guide stopped and said, “Now I will show you what if feels like to be in total darkness.” Then he flipped a switch and everything went black.  The lantern above was a welcome sight when he turned it back on. Depression feels like someone flipped our soul into total darkness. Things seem hopeless as we stare into the blackness. But there is light and there is hope. God’s love is a candle that never burns out. Our friends, those who stand with us, are our guides walking back with us toward the Light of God’s love and grace.

Face the Light

In the black darkness

One can see a candle

Burning in the distance

Unless he turns his back

Staring into the darkness

Where there is no light

 

The first is hope

The second is depression

 

Turn until you see the Light

Focus on it

Follow it

It will be your guide 

Out of the darkness

Into Light

 

Reach for the Light

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Do you ever feel suffocated by the sensational news media. I find it overwhelming at times, listening to lying politicians spewing their personal brands of “New Hope and Change” In my opinion, little of what they propose will come to pass. I believe my faith is something that can transport me above the darkness. It is a way to rise rather than becoming overwhelmed. This poem is an invitation to faith.

Reach for the Light

Living in darkness

Trees reach for the light

Following the sun

As it reclines on the edge of the world

Knowing that without light

There is no life

My soul rises toward the light

In a world filled with darkness

Evil pressing in to overwhelm

Terrors for one who dwells below

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Let your spirit rise with mine

Reach for the Son

The source of Light and Life

Always shining never hiding

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Spirit touching spirit

Reflecting the Light of Love

My escape

From the eternal darkness around me