Step Out From Shadows

Wandering alone,
I see you
amongst the shadows
striving to disappear.

Fear not
I hear you,
and will ease you back
gently into the light.

No sheep shall stray
too far for me;
I am the shepherd
leading you home.

Behold the light,
it shines for you;
embrace the destiny
stitched in your soul.

You are a light
meant to shine;
a chosen way-finder
to guide the lost.

Let go the reins
that cut your skin,
and chafe your soul
with bitterness.

Release your anger;
wash clean the abrasions
with forgiveness, and love,
lest thee fade away.

Own your struggles,
they strengthen you,
that you may understand
renewals’ sweet joy.

For it is an empty heart
that hates and betrays,
living in regretful remorse
without room for light.

Step out of shadows
veiled in dark,
and be seen
in the glory of light.

Bathe in the luminescence
of loves joy,
and hopes light,
live once more.

© Leslie C Dobson

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Speak Ye Gently

Speak ye gently;
oh, my soul
doth ache, and break
at the harshness
of unkind words.

Words,
my dear,
fly like an arrow;
dole them wisely,
with tenderness.

Speak ye gently;
oh, my soul
doth rejoice and dance
at the love
you show.

A gentle hush,
my love;
soft murmurs in the air,
soothing and comforting
surround me.

Speak ye gently;
oh, my soul
doth smile and sing
at the kindness
you display.

Compassion and tenderness
rise on wings,
lifting the Spirit
of a well-worn
and weary soul.

Speak ye gently;
oh, my soul
doth shine and exult
with the colloquy
of prayer.

Words unspoken aloud,
whispers from the heart
for healing hands,
gratitude and thanks,
with a side of forgiveness.

Live, my child;
walk steadily, securely,
embracing always
your tender heart,
and speak ye gently.

© Leslie C Dobson

If you liked this poem, you can find additional ones on the poetry page of Leslie’s website.