Coming of Age


I walked a lonely wilderness

For too many years,

A snob in futile solitude;

Ignorance protected me.

One day the sun beckoned,

Offering its warmth;

Blindly I followed.

Soon a garden of love

Took root in my heart,

And blossoms of faith were born.

Now I lie at night in peace,

No longer a hermit

Heading for hell.

I discovered the joy of sharing,

One hasn’t to look too far

To find understanding.

In moments of fear,

God is my protector,

And Life, well,

Now its one of my friends.

Joan Levy Earle was an author and artist living in Cornwall, Ontario. She was the former Associate Editor of the Canadian Messenger of the Sacred Heart magazine.

  • darcy Mann
    Posted at 09:02h, 26 February Reply

    Short and sweet and makes a point………….. Thanks Joan… I liked it..

  • Peter Bisson, SJ
    Posted at 15:19h, 26 February Reply

    Thank you Joan!

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