Be Your Own Sunshine
Crestfallen, battle-scarred, and weary,
Numbing the angst-ridden soul.
Seeking comfort in all the wrong places,
Caging joy in the minutes of gold.
After the drudgery of a long day,
when the aching soles seek rest,
Nothing can prove as healing,
as the dawn and the dusk at its best.
That peace of mind is precious,
Don’t look for it in places known.
Let the beauty of a flower so gracious
caress your jaded soul.
All that you ever wanted
All that you ever held dear,
All that your heart is seeking,
Lies within yourself, my dear.
So, keep your face to the Sun,
Let the shadows fall behind,
Chin up, stand tall, arise,
And be your own sunshine!
Written on February 26, 2020
(Linking up with Reema and Vinay for #WednesdayVerses. Every week, they offer you a prompt to inspire in you a poem. If you wish to join in, check out the rules here. This poem is based on this week’s picture prompt.)