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Ode to Spring

When the sun shines

Dr Phil Daughtry

When the sun shines
Dreams long buried
Under permafrost of cares and concerns
Will begin to thaw
Their tendrils rising.

When the sun shines
The brittle ice
Of our secret prejudice
The hardness in our eyes
Gives way to a gentle warmth.
Hospitality to the stranger
Empathy for the struggle.

When the sun shines
Waters of mercy begin again to flow
And the cruel world
We thought so harsh and barren
Reveals its hidden treasures
That which has long lain waiting
For the first kiss of Love
The breath of Life.

When the sun shines.