You are my Light

I quickly rise in early morn
Sleep slowly from my body torn
The darkness of the day ahead
Sprinkles life with fear and dread

Yet my waking eyes can see
A glimmer, and the sun will be
Soon shining bright as every day
Then I will see and go my way

The sun is not my only light
There is a Son, far more bright
He brings to me a heavenly light
Calls me from earth’s double night

Man can break earth’s temporal night
With man made things that bring him light
But in man’s dark eternal night
Only God can give him light

So quickly raise us to our feet
With joy we come to You and meet
Your light will push all fear away
Your light will bring us inner day

The sun outside, the Son within
With joy, I now, my day begin
You are my Light, show me the way
Guide me through another day

©May 5, 2016

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Stuck in the Candy Store

I have so much,
Yet I want more
My life is just
A candy store

Another taste
Another sweet
Please give me more
I have to eat

Another dime
And maybe more
I’ll spend it all
Here at my store

I must now have
All I desire
To rid myself
Of inner fire

The more I have
The more I want
I eat so much
But feel so gaunt

These men they look
Both high and low
But never leave
The store they know

Real food, they seek
But never find
Forever in
Their store confined

©April 30, 2016