All the Lights Are On

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All the Lights Are On
(Matthew 5:14-16)

All the lights are on,
As I sit in that small boat,
And look along the hillside,
At nighttime as I float.

There are so many,
Reflected in water alight.
They are so beautiful,
As I consider them tonight.

Each one is so important.
I see the good deeds each does.
Each one so luminous.
I praise our Father above.

But taken all together,
They show me what it’s like,
To take away the darkness,
And only see the light.

All the lights are on,
As I sit in that small boat,
And look along the hillside,
At nighttime as I float.

— Charles B. Mayes

All the Lights Are On  © 2014 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

Are all the lights really on?  How bright is my light for Jesus Christ?  How bright is your light?

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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes.   It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.

” . . . creative energy evidenced through every line . . .” – Dr. P.T. Mammen                               

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