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Light the Soul

By John Charles Thomas

“Light lay quietly at the Beginning

‘Til it was called into action by God

Then it split the darkness, warmed the cold

Brought motion to the stillness, touched our souls

And they say there is light at the end

As we brace ourselves for the final journey

The Word is there is light even then

Light that Blinds you, Binds you, then sets you free

From Alpha to Omega, the Light shines through

From dawn to dusk it orders what we do

By particle and wave it prompts the birds to sing

By pulse and reflection, it points out the way

Light can lift depression, dispel despair

Bring Hope to the weary, lead us from fear

Light can raise up emotions, quiet the storm

Beckon us from rolling seas into the calm

We learn by light, we grow by light

We sit in the dark transfixed by its sight

And as the light flickers our hearts respond

We can see the connections we can feel the bonds

It has been given to some to handle the light

To mold it, to craft it, to bend it to right

It has fallen to some to sculpt what we see

To sharpen, to brighten, to make it run free

To those who would hold light in the their hands

There is much to remember, to understand

In the Right Light, Love can shine

In the Right Light, We can leave Wrong behind

By the Light there is good we can know

In the Light Justice can grow: Light the Soul!”


Light the Soul©11/5/96 John Charles Thomas, published in “Poetry on the Wings of the Morning, Selected Words of John Charles Thomas 1967-2011”

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