©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson (poem only)
shining your light
If every star in heaven’s sky surrendered to the night,
perhaps the moon would lose heart and concede the steady light
that anchors every one of us until the sun’s return.
Our universe has much to teach us; will we watch and learn?
The brightness sought by all mankind is carried in each soul,
a birthright and a legacy to make our spirits whole.
The power is ours to be the stars that grace each other’s skies
or vanish into darkness, vanquished by our own disguise.