Peace Restored Within My Soul

Peace restored …

peace restored
Peace Restored

When troubles gather round, things hurt deeply,
It is a reminder to stay calm and in control.
Bend with the wind like a slender tree
Let peace be like a gentle river’s flow.

Troubles come billowing like ocean waves,
Disrupting calm waters, churning up sorrows.
Face what has to be, remember what saves,
Saves me from devastating tomorrows.

In silence I listen to my inner voice,
Seek my highest truths where I am whole,
Then I know it is time to make a choice,
To feel the peace restored within my soul.

Demons of the past followed me on my journey
Throughout life, some still linger in shadows,
Waiting for signs of weakness, to tempt me,
Back to the times of darkness and deep lows.

All I need is already within me
Deep in silence where I can always go,
To find my Self, my truths, and just be,
And feel the peace restored within my soul.
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© Phyllis Doyle Burns 2016

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Phyllis Doyle Burns

Chief Editor at The Creative Exiles
I have always liked to write.It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions.

I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles forThe Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles.

Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader.

I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.
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Phyllis Doyle Burns

I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

5 thoughts on “Peace Restored Within My Soul

  • August 28, 2016 at 3:30 AM
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    Balance is so important, on every level of life and when things get rough, we can always find that inner place of serenity and restore. Nicely penned and expressed Phyllis.

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    • August 28, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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      Thank you, Tony. Glad you related – I knew you would. Sometimes I get wobbly, but strive to restore balance peacefully in “that inner place of serenity”. Thanks again, dear poet.

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  • August 29, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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    Lovely Phyllis, such a calming reminder to find center. A beautiful, glowing message as always. Enjoyed it. 🙂

    Best,
    Mel

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