I like to get up before the sun does.
It is a kind of race
to greet the day first,
for being alone in the stillness of the morning
When I walk in the quiet
of my slumbering neighborhood,
and I can look up at the moon
and the stars,
and feel the crisp morning air
on my sleepy skin,
I am like a wakening flower bud.
I open to the promise
of a new day –
of being in fresh light.
I am a rare creature, I know.
Few would take the covers off so early
to brave the chill.
But me? I just get some coffee in me,
bundle up, and go.
It is the most liberating time of my day –
for yesterday has been filed away…
and it is just me, the stars,
So, I lift up my voice
and sing, joining the bird chorus
as the glow begins to dawn.
This is what morning energy does for me.
I move forward through the dark and
rise with the sun.
It is a kind of practice, you see.
If I can dance my way through the dark
feeling safe and happy,
then I have mastered the power
I have learned to let go,
and relax into the flow of life.
It is a kind of cleanse
that reminds me that I am actually
free to be –
and no loss or regret
can keep me under the covers
for very long.
Copyright @ Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2021
Cynthia Cady Stanton is a woman with a deepening awareness of life and spirit and a desire to share her spiritual understandings as a way to be helpful to others. She lives in the roles of mom, wife, friend, sister, and hospice spiritual caregiver. Cynthia is what she describes as «an accidental poet.» She discovered her poetic voice four years ago while writing in a coffee shop. Since then, she has published hundreds of poems on her blog. Her voice is one of reassurance and higher understanding. She offers her writings as a means to promote love, grace, mindfulness, and healing. Cynthia has been a featured contributor several times on Phoebe.com and has had a poem nominated for poem of the month on Spillwords.com. You can find her poems here: becomingandbeholding.com.
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