Do not become bitter

When friend you thought is none

When calamity strikes her skin drum

And those you relied upon do not come

The world

Is a magical place of nonsense

What you know is often undone

By the whim of mercury and emotion

Little stays as you may have assumed

But in the hour of your isolation

Witness miracles

From the trees they unfurl

Familiar in compassion

A true heart rarely demonstrative

A kindness never published

Those with mercy on their tongue

Seek no recompense

Silently they stand at your side

Holding you when others did not show

Too busy in flamboyance

For the meak shall inherit trust

It is they who need make no false promise

Sincerity is not shouted from rooftop

Actions are louder than fancy words

Seek not the grandiose, who say they love

Take instead the slowness of certainty

You know when you fall 

By the tenderness of unexpected visitor

By gentle compassion and

The companion who you never knew you could

Rely upon 

Such is the mystery of things born in hard times

And the redemption of hope


Blocking out disappointment with her

Soft and steady radiance

This poem is for those who selflessly were there in a supportive letter or word during the hardest part of my life. Please know it was you who got me through and my gratitude cannot be expressed enough but to say your kindness was everything to me. Thank you so very much. I have learned that true goodness comes often from the least expected corners just as those who pretend to care are often just hot air. 

42 thoughts on “Radiance

  1. Thank you dearest Candice. It is always the quiet, kind of background folk of steadfastness who shore us up when we are free falling into darkness! And it is their strength and faith that open the door for miraculous healing. And I thank God for such as they and you!!! Love and hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀ xoxoxoxoxo

  2. A beautiful poem, Candice. I’m so often at a loss for words but am gratified to know that you understand true motives and sincerity when you see it.
    May you continue on into good health and strength! It’s so good to read your poetry once again – deeper and more articulate than ever! πŸ’“πŸ’•

  3. What a beautiful tribute to those who stand beside you when you need them most as you painfully notice the others, eyes averted, not giving the time of day, but gratitude for those who do truly see you.

  4. “The world
    Is a magical place of nonsense”
    is one of the truest things I’ve ever ready β€” and maybe one of the scariest and most beautiful.

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