Thinking Quietly Within
Secure in the familiarity of our surroundings we
by RoseAnn V. Shawiak
feel at home, peaceful, contented, looking within
for answers to questions that keep popping up.
Striving always, to take care of ourselves, to
keep our faith and hope alive and constant as best
Lighting candles of intellect, thinking of beautiful
possibilities in our daily lives, carrying us forward
into the future where we can estimate our destiny and
what we will achieve in time.
Forging our way through turmoil, strife and suffering
gives us a say in what we do to get through it all,
as suffering takes our energy from us without permission,
leaving us tired and weak without any consolation.
Temporarily, it strips our minds of consciousness until
we finally get back on track, thinking quietly within
ourselves, letting our spirituality give to us the con-
templation and consolation that we need at last.