Coming of Age
The candle of your eye is lit,
and at first sight I fear for you,
not knowing if the light is spoiled
Suffer not this loss:
of apple-cheeked smiles and innocence,
but walk, wide open, toward the flame,
and if you chill not – stay.
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.