Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky….,
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
I see you hovering near,
a demarcation of change,
but before you descend,
before another year smolders
to an end with each spark
that falls in fireworks
all over the world, I set
aside some time to reflect
on where I have been
and where I am going —
some resolute suggestions
of possibility as we enter you,
2022, with the hope of a peace
that passes all understanding,
and the desire to reflect a God-
given grace to all who are thirsty.
—C.L. Fisher, December 2021
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