This is one of my earliest poems and thinking back now, I’m not exactly sure what the inspiration for it was. I do know that it was written at a time of sadness and personal loss for me and my family with the passing, in a short span, of four people dear to us, with the last being my mother on May 9th 2009. Perhaps I was looking forward to the time when the sorrow would ease and I once again could feel at peace. As I read it again now, it seems to me that I may have been looking for an escape from the events of the first five months of that year, and yet deep inside knowing that all things, good and bad, will pass with time. If you hold on to the peaceful and let go of the turmoil, then all will be well within.
Be well this Sunday my friends,
WHEN ALL IS WELL WITHIN
How gentle are the breezes
when all is well within,
for peaceful minds at rest
can tame the howling wind.
When life’s tensions fade to black
and your thoughts return to calm,
zephyrs whisper in your ear,
“no one will do you harm.”
It matters not, the course you sail
to walk upon that shore,
with the rocks and shoals behind
the tempest is no more.
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