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My Libran Soul

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My Libran Soul

The scales torture me
    as every day I try to regain my balance
    why was I born to this sign?
    it drives my mind to distraction
    it tears my heart in two

My soul fights for imbalance
    as every day it seeks to tip the scales
    in favour of all that is good
    all that is just
    all that is beautiful

Every act of kindness that I witness
    lights a candle in my soul

Every voice raised in anger
    sees one go out

I cannot live in darkness
    it eats away at me
    it destroys me

So I live my life lighting candles

I will not rest until there is no anger
    no injustice
    no ugliness in this world

I have finally come to understand
    that the weight of evil
    is very heavy indeed
    that the balance cannot be tipped
    until the darkness
    is banished, forever

Every day my soul shines a little brighter
Every day my heart is a little less broken
Every day my mind finds a little more peace

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  1. Date: 7/31/2009 9:17:00 AM
    Well now I know I've seen your comments recently but can't believe its been January since you've posted a write here at the Soup!! Could they have the dates wrong? This is beautifully done, Nigel and as my 46 yr. old Libra son would say, "Hang in there!" ... smile ...

  1. Date: 5/19/2009 4:23:00 AM
    Uplifting and positive. I wish more felt that everyday they must light a candle. Too much negativity and cruelty in this world. We need more Libra's my friend.

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 9:45:00 AM
    Awesome write here, Nigel and a perfect description of your Sun Sign ... I have a son who is a Libra and get that light deficiency in the winter and has a hard time with depression until spring ... smile ...

  1. Date: 1/19/2009 3:12:00 PM
    Don't be afraid of the darkness, you are the light in the darkness. Your wee bit of chi given by higher power at conception is all the light you need in the dark. Don't be afraid of the light, yet it is far more frighten for there you are the dark. When you are ready to lose yourself/ego you will be one with the Light. Soul does not contain ego. Light & Love Debbie Guzzi Thought provoking write.

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 4:14:00 AM
    loved this poem and the message, I always really rea and re-read ppetry that always shows us the war we are battleing within ourselfs, this poetry reminds me alot of my self and I enjoyed taking it in. Thank for your positive comments.

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 3:10:00 AM
    YAY! What an uplifting, and beautiful write (and what a shining spirit you have!) excellent, and I can relate to that ever weighing need for balance - I am an Aquarius, but fairness is a must for me. love this! Kristin

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 8:27:00 PM
    This is beautiful, Nigel. I agree with Sharon, the concept is great. I love the power of your heartfelt words. "So I live my life lighting candles" is outstanding. A beautiful write from a beautiful soul. Love, Robin

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 7:30:00 PM
    wonderful piece. simply great writing

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 7:12:00 PM
    Nigel, I love the concept you used writing this poem with the scales of balance of your sign. It is perfectly written. Living lighting candles is a precious symbol and your uplifting ending gives us all hope indeed. I understand this write and it touches me deeply. You are a beautiful soul. Love, shar

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 5:40:00 PM
    Such a poem from deep within the soul. Wonderfully written, Nigel. With hopeful horizons...a wonderful way to begin a new year. ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 4:47:00 PM
    Hi Nigel We have another deeper thinker here.A powerful message, I love it! The darkness needs the light to see, and the light needs the darkness to shine. Co-dependant within the balance of needing each other. A perfect example of what it means to accept/affirm the good/bad within us all. What a blessing you are here Nigel. Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 3:56:00 PM
    I just adore this beautiful poem, my precious friend. Great title, and great great lines. I told you introspection would be no problem for you, but you surpassed my expectations. Just awesome. Hope those wonky scales find a forever balance. Love and hugs to you, Tink

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 2:11:00 PM
    Great words you have penned here Nigel. The concept is incredible. I hope you have a blessed new year...Raul