Winter Forest

It has been a winter time for my soul
I think I despaired of a returning spring
Shall I write about it?
Plumb the depths of my feeling?
A decisive answer came at once
A resounding no!

Immediately there was a shift
The forest captured my attention
The bare trees let me see
Farther than I’d seen before.

Then I remembered the words of the ancient prayer
        Lead me from the unreal to the real
        Lead me from darkness to light
        Lead me from death to immortality.

And I knew it was true
There is a greater reality
And a measure of peace
Descended upon my soul.

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