Affirmation

I wrote this poem for Marianne five days after her birthday. But it is for everyone, as I realize when I remember many special friends and know in my heart that there will be many more. We are not alone.

Affirmation

You are my friend
You have traveled far
You have suffered much
You are a seeker of light
And a bringer of light
You are every person.

I affirm that you are a child of light
I affirm that principalities and powers
Have no sway over you
I affirm that you are free
That you are a lover of life
That you cherish peace
That for you every person is of account
That every grain of rice is worthy of respect.

I affirm that life is a miracle
I affirm that you are a miracle
I affirm that every blade of grass is a miracle
I affirm that you are a child of God
I affirm that you are one with all that is
That we are on the same journey
That we share the one life
That we partake of the miracle of creation.

I affirm the morning
And I affirm the night
The falling leaf no less than the seed is a miracle
I affirm also the miracle of death
The knowledge that everything must end
No holding back
Let me die daily
That the new may be born.

I affirm the circle
I affirm that our love has no end
That the wave subsides into the sea
But the ocean remains.

August 21, 2005

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