The Shinning Path

44196657 - beautiful autumn scene invites to a walk on a misty footpath in the forest with beams of sunlight
44196657 – beautiful autumn scene invites to a walk
on a misty footpath in the forest with beams of sunlight

The Shining Path

Much of life is like the shining path
That seems to light your way
Across the forest floor.

When aimlessly followed
Your unknown destination will be
No reward.

Discernment must govern
The path you choose.

Ask divine guidance
On each path’s beckoning way.

On this true source of direction
You can rely.

Let Father alone guide you
Through life’s wildest wilderness.

By Him the beckoning, shining path
Will be proven
Either right or wrong.

Kennedy Brown
December 12, 2016

Motivation for the poem—
My first recalled experience came while seeking my way through a previously unexplored forest in Natal, South Africa some 20 years ago. I was seeing what appeared to be a well-worn path shinning ahead of me. The leaves on the ground fairly glowed, seeming to clearly present a path. I followed the path some distance before an inner compass said it could not be right. As I turned in another direction—there was another path! I cannot scientifically explain the phenomenon, but it is real. I have experienced it many times since—even again today during a walk through the woods. I could not resist writing a poem. Especially since this date celebrates nearly a year of a release of poetic juice in my spirit.

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