Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Easing and Ceasing

Softening the Soul (by Robert J. Wicks)

 Lighting a candle
 in a dark room
 is a small gentle act of peace.
 When the match touches the wick,
 time slows down
 and the race to the future ceases.
 Worries are consumed
 anxiety burns out
 and I sigh deeply.
 Watching the flickering light
 is a graceful prayer
 which eases my stress and lessens my strain.
 Finally when the flame goes out
 I turn quietly back,
 to the events of the day . . .
 And find everything changed because of the time
 I sat softening my soul
 ...by candlelight.

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