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In the Right Light [a poem]

By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor


In the right light,
the morning greets me
with the kind of hope needed
to float joyfully into the day.
I start with a smile
lit from within.

In the right light,
my elderly cat appears like a
kitten resting after deep play.
As the rays of sunshine he bathes in
shimmer across his gray coat,
they seem to hide how frail
he really is.

In the right light,
the emerging silver threads
on my head
bring a sparkle to my deep blue eyes,
revealing the gift
of my earned evolution
and the power of being seen.

In the right light,
all life is art –
and all its shades,
all its colors, shapes, and textures,
all the broken and joined lines,
seem to form words –
the ones that matter.
They speak louder to me
these days.

In the right light,
the trail ahead appears
clear and illuminated
for the distance.
It’s never ending
but in the good way –
the way that comforts.
The invitation to proceed
feels safe and important.

In the right light,
the wounded places within
become fertile ground
which, when thoughtfully nurtured,
produce fresh verdant growth
that is quite beautiful.
Noticing this deepens
my breathing and presence
in my life.

In the right light,
the dim of dusk
brings a glow
which kisses everything.
The quality of this light
forms speech which calls to me…
“Come on home, Sweet One. You have done well.
It is time to rest now. Tomorrow we begin again together.”

About the Poet - Cynthia Cady Stanton
About the Poet – Cynthia Cady Stanton

Cynthia Cady Stanton is a hospice chaplain, writer, and speaker. In addition to being a regular contributor to PhoebeMD.com, her inspirational blog, Becoming and Beholding, can be described as “an exploration of a personal journey of awakening.” She is currently available to provide spiritual services and counseling to those in need.


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18 replies »

  1. This is wonderful Cynthia, bittersweet; evocative; heartwarming & inspirational! 😁❤️👌👏 I agree, the repetition of the title: “In the right light” has a powerful effect! 👍😁

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