A Sonnet For The Journey Of Life

Take hopes and dreams and use them for your fare.
Store sunshine in your heart for rainy days.
Lift up your eyes in wonderment, in praise!
In everything you do, remember prayer
Will surely keep you from the devil's lair.
If you should find yourself in some dense haze
Of gloom, abide with faith and God will blaze
A shining path and clear the turbid air.

Above all else, pack love in your valise,
And fling, with mighty hand, despair and hate
Into the wind. The crown of truth embrace.
If you expect to keep a lasting peace
Within your heart, you must obliterate
Dislike for each and every creed and race.

Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis

"A Sonnet For The Journey Of Life" received a Second Place Award
in the March 1995 issue of RB's Poets' Viewpoint.


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