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Ask Soon

From the July 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This poem is from a new collection of poetry, Boundless Light, recently published by The Christian Science Publishing Society. It includes a sampling of poems that have appeared in the Christian Science periodicals over a number of decades. “Ask Soon” first appeared in the Christian Science Sentinel, August 28, 1971.

Ask soon


There’s one question
you’ve got to ask
yourself soon.
It’s this:

“Do I want to find and feel
the fresh truth
of Christian Science
over again—to be absorbed
with this light—more than I want
to lose the dark
of pain or of grief, of crisis or hate?”

Ask soon.

I’ve seen
lives made fully free
out of the right
answer to that one.

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