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)