Solstice Thoughts

by Judy (Wishes on NetForum)

On this day of unequal measures,
Dark overwhelming light,
I pause from celebration
For some solstice thoughts tonight.

Inside, a log is blazing,
And green vines signal life.
A bard sings a song of peace on earth,
An end to mankind's strife.

I think of all the changes
The last few years have brought:
A friendship long-enduring,
The inner battles fought.

My heart knows the winter season
Better than the spring,
But it's learning about the renewal
That a gentle soul can bring.

Now I'll return to the fireside,
Lift my cup to friendship and cheer,
And let me heart know gladness
On this darkest night of the year.

Judy (Wishes)

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