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
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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