This beautiful, uplifting and inspiring poem was written by Leslie Stubbs. It is a blessing to travel the path of light with Lesley and her sister.
My sister lights a peace candle.
Invisible currents make it dance,
Flickering and flaring both
As hope does
Beside TV images of war,
A Ukrainian mother prepares to give birth
In a subterranean bunker,
A Ukrainian businesswoman does gun training
With her new-formed female squad,
A Ukrainian grandmother serves tea and pastry
To a captive 18-year-old Russian soldier
Bartering his release upon his own Mother coming for him.
When the Ukrainian President says “I am still here”
And when ordinary citizens swear
They’d rather die fighting off
The long shadow of Putin For their children’s sake
They wake the heart of the world.
And every courageous action,
Every compassionate deed,
Every risky protest on the street,
Every meditation for Peace,
And every dancing candle,
Send ruby flaming arrows of Love
Into the chalice of the Heart Of the Soul of humanity.
Photo image courtesy of New Waves of Light (nwol.us)
10 thoughts on “Courage and Compassion”
Beautiful! Thanks so much for sending this precious piece of thought into my living room this morning, Julia. <3 <3 <3
It brightened my day when I read it and I’m always delighted to pass along hope and good news!
So beautiful, dear Julia. This poem stirs the heart with its compassion and hope. Thank you for posting it.
Bless you dear Nancy. It truly does stir the heart and brings the hope and vision to see beyond the appearance of chaos and crisis into the beauty of a new future that is being born in the midst of it all. 🙏
Thank you Nancy. Such a beautiful poem that brings such light and hope to these dark times. It is truly heartwarming.
Thank you for being the bridge for this soul message to all of us. It fills me with love and the will and surrender to add my soul light to help bring about transition.
Thank you dear Ann! I felt the same way when I first read it, and felt that it just HAD to be shared! It’s lovely to hear from you!
“They wake the heart of the world.”
Yes. That is what this is for. ❤️🙏❤️
Yes, they do, and God bless them for it. What a great sacrifice they make on behalf of all.
Why must so many suffer? The peace candle is such a beautiful symbol.