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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Poem for Us All

Currently, I am re-printing our International Wave of Light programs because an idea came to me, last minute - as most of my good ones do.


As we light our candles tomorrow night my father will strum his guitar. At first, the background music seemed enough, a light touch to add to the memorial at hand. But then, I wanted, no - needed a poem. Something equally light and airy, not too deep, the perfect words to compliment random chords and small, moving bits of light.

After making a call, it came to me. My mind rewinding to the last day of my Share training.

Our closing ceremony was brief, filled with music, tears, complicated I-just-met-you-but-can't-stand-to-go goodbyes, and - a poem. This poem. It is perfect.

I type it here for each of you. If you are lighting candles tomorrow night, perhaps you might read it along with us. The idea of our collective actions happening simultaenously across the globe lights the flame within me.

For each and every one of you missing your sweet angel babies...

We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and its going down –
We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter –
We remember them
In the grayness of an early morning rain and in the promise of the rainbow that follows,
We remember them

In the opening of bud and in the rebirth of spring,
We remember them
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer,
We remember them
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn,
We remember them

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them
When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them
When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them

So long as we live they too shall live, for they are a part of us as,
We remember them

8 comments:

LuckyOnce said...

Thank you. I've linked to this post on my blog too. Hope you don't mind.

Bluebird said...

Although appropriately "not too deep" - this has brought me to tears. I love it, it's simplicity. It's perfect. Thank you.

Michelle said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT POEM!!!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful poem.

asuckerforgerberas said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. Its lovely and true. e*

k@lakly said...

beautiful Cara.
xxoo

Once A Mother said...

beautiful... thank you for bringing such beautiful images to mind on such a tough day.

Michelle said...

I nominated you for an award.

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