the yellow light

Hello everyone,
I found and updated another old poem to share for this week – a call to slow down and give the busyness to God when it is too much for us.
God bless

“the yellow light”
jangled jostled jarring
i am riding on this
busy road of a day
until the red light
at the end
when my fuel runs out
and i 
the horns are blaring bleating blinding
from every which way
and there are too many
ways to go
signs to read
and all i want is my
reaching over i
turn down the radio
with its voices of sad stories
angry people and advertisements,
turn it down so i can
thinking turns to praying
because my list 
of places to go and 
errands to run
has gotten too long.
i hand it over
peace-bringing prayer
echoes in my mind like
soft songs in a cathedral.
the busy road becomes
straight and narrow
and i see now only 
                             by headlights.
softly singing simple songs
from sunday school days 
of simplicity,
i slow down to wait in
the golden light
                at the crossroads.

Creative Commons License
the yellow light by Briana Batty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Duncan
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 08:32:57

    A great poem reminding us to slow down, smell the roses, and let God.


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