Wake Up

It’s time

to wake up and cast away

the shadow of yesterday’s 

nightmare

and know as you take your

first deep breath of 

the morning

that you can trust

Love

even though there

are real things to fear. 

You are not waking

or walking

alone. 

Pay attention;

see without prejudice; 

and give thanks

for kindness

and love 

whenever it spills,

shining in golden waves over

the crest of the hill

or  in a fine mist

that soothes

the fever of 

anger. 

Wake up. 

©Laurie Lynn Newman 

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