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On the Horizon [a poem]

By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Contributor


There are times in life 
when it feels as if 
the horizon is all you have. 
You want to be lifted 
from your current shoreline 
which has become rocky 
and hard to navigate. 
You have been in a season of loss 
and your heart is wounded – 
too much has changed for you. 

In these times, 
though the sea spray is still available 
to refresh you, 
and the music of the sea 
still sings to you, 
all you can see is the horizon. 
Its beauty and hope 
calls to your soul. 
Its light reflects a joy 
you long to feel again. 
Its colors bless you with 
the beauty of hope bestowed. 

So, though your feet are torn 
from the sharp edges 
you have endured this season, 
the horizon remains. 
And as you take in its expanse of light, 
your feet begin to find 
the softer sand 
to cradle your toes in warmth. 
You remember you belong, after all. 
You have found the gift of peace. 

Cynthia Cady Stanton
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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