The shadows grow longer as the sun starts its descent
The temperature begins to dip until there is a chill
Lights begin flickering on all around the neighborhood
People begin to settle into the evening.
It is a time for reflection on the day
Was it a day well spent or not?
What determines a good day from a bad day?
How much work was done or who was touched by our lives?
The shadows lengthen in my soul
The darkness threatens to block all light
What will push away the anxiety or depression?
What will make my heart still?
I remember the friend I spoke with on the phone,
The joy of decorating my home for fall,
The fellowship of my knitting group,
The thrill of creating a gift which will touch a friend.
No money was made
No glories bestowed
No to-do list crossed off
No lives saved.
Yet, a difference was made today,
My friend needed a laugh,
I received support for tomorrow
And my soul is full from creating.
Yes, it is dark outside,
but inside my soul
a light is burning
so shoo shadows
let my light shine.