New Dawn

Like water eroding rock

You are weathered, humbled and reduced

By life’s unending toil. 

Your vision clay is fired and transformed

In the furnace of reality.

In your depths you know you are being tested

But what is the test?

Who the tester?

Then one day, you wake to a new dawn.

One alive with promise

After years in the wilderness

You are finally delivered.

Remember the source of you vision,

The nurturer, inspirer,

Granter of courage,

The quiet and patient guide.

How often have you doubted the Helper?

When the way was not easy

You lost trust or forgot your purpose –

Wished for a simpler life.

Now here you stand

On the threshold of the Promised Land –

Praise be to the Helper

The quiet and patient guide.