The Quiet of the World

    “The Quiet of the World,” New Era, Apr. 2012, 49

    The Quiet of the World

    When there is too much to do

    And never enough time to do it.

    When the world expects so much

    And I can only give a little.

    When life goes by so quickly

    That suddenly tomorrow is past:

    I stop sometimes

    And look around.

    I realize

    Life is simple:

    In the smell of new rain.

    In the warmth of the sun.

    In the touch of the breeze.

    In the eyes of a child.

    In the blue of the sky.

    And I find joy

    In the quiet of the world.

    Photo by Brent Christison