Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Only A Shadow

          Only A Shadow

Reframe the moment,
Step back and observe,
Take control of thoughts,
All is not lost.

Tossed about in grip of lion's jaws,
Entraps becoming a pawn.
Words wash over soaking all that I am,
Don't resist the rip tide.

There comes a time to break free,
Save energy and strength for battle to flee,
Wisdom knows when to fight,
Change terrain in favorable light.

May have been ugly,
Gratitude rearranges,
New response,
Give praise to God.

Out of the darkness,
First light of dawn breaks,
What seemed so big,
Only a shadow.

Roaring lion with his lies,
A weaselly deceiver casting a shadow,
Bluffs and blusters,
In light his strength has no luster.

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.

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