when Darkness began and a loved one left too soon
dreams went unfulfilled, a serious illness was diagnosed
a pain wouldn’t leave,  finances were unsettled
the future was frighteningwhen Darkness overwhelmed, the voices of love, hope, joy and peace
spoke softly through others, deep within ourselves, in the beauty of Nature,
in the silence, in the wonder of a child’s laughter, in the solitude,
in the lovingkindness of a stranger for a brief moment, and the Light
that was to come was lit

just a small flame, but nonetheless a flame of hope that somewhere in the world at the most difficult of times, the moon still shimmers, the sun still shines, the stars still twinkle, someone is praying, someone is believing
there is hope

perhaps expressed differently than we first imagined, but there is hope,
even in the Darkness

Text and Photo © june maffin    www.soulistry.com/blog    www.soulistry.com