heart empties of blue and gray
from those early times of great dismay
avarice and vanity flee
while temptation cries out selfish plea
the cowardice of the pitiful swarm
with ego away in supercilious storm
energizing color will soon adhere
to welcoming pale of a sad old year
and you shall know the source of these
as to His glory you shalt appease
the fruits of goodness come to be
from heavenly hue to rest upon thee.

Published by Rick Stassi