Today is the day

The solstice (yesterday) is the shortest day of light of the year. So, today is the rebirth of the light. A day of awareness and gratefulness and forgiveness and renewal. This poem came out of my thoughts on this day as well as warm feelings lingering from the loving Christmas party i was privileged to be a part of last night.
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Today is the day
(rebirth of light after the solstice)

Today is the day:
to call your parents
and text your long distance friends
and walk with your near friends
and tell them all you love them.

Today is the day:
to savor a luscious orange
and dark chocolate
and brie
and be grateful for your taste buds.

Today is the day:
to be conscious of breath
and stretch and move
and take a long, hot shower
and admire your body.

Today is the day:
to welcome back the light
and come out of winter’s darkness
to forgive and renew and understand
and believe in yourself.

Today is the day:
to watch the sunrise
and marvel at a tree
and the flicker of a candle
and the face of a child.

Today is the day:
to share your talents
to create
to give
and to clean.

Today is the day:
to listen to Christmas music
and laughter
and familiar voices
and to your heart.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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2 Responses to Today is the day

  1. dalevancamp says:

    I love this poem. Thank you!

  2. dalevancamp says:

    I love this poem. Thank you.

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