Spreading the light;
I smile at a complete stranger,
thinking compassionate thoughts,
speaking kind words,
doing good deeds.
I find myself in harmony
of thoughts, words and actions.

And if, on occasion,
A curse slips through my mind,
rolls off my tongue,
and may translate into harsh action,
I pause and refocus.

No need for penance;
maybe just an apology,
first and foremost to my inner spirit
who helplessly had to bear witness,
and then I simply get back on the path:
Spreading the light.

Cary, NC, November 13, 2015

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