Hope Lights The Way

The clock says it is morning time

But the sky says it’s still night

These winter days are heavy now

And sparing with the light

And each day now arriving

Like the turning of a page

And old friends I have loved a while

Quietly leave the stage


I wake up in the darkness

And feel at first dismayed

Is it the winter starkness?

That causes hope to fade

I stir myself to action

Get up and dress and wash

And orange juice reaction

Says give this day a bash


Saint Peter in his Roman days

When all was woe around

Reminded fellow travellers

Of the solid faith he’d found

There is a hope within you

Let others see it shine

We all need light to travel by

Why don’t you now share mine


Brian Fahy

14 December 2021

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