Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have

I have held new life in my arms and cried sweet tears of joy.
I have held new death in my arms and cried bitter tears of pain

I have watched the best of humanity reach out to help the afflicted
I have watched the worst of humanity snatch bread from a starving child

I have been the prodigal son
I have stayed to do the hard work

I have soared with the eagles
I have bedded down with the pigs

I have laughed with old friends
I have cried with strangers

I have nurtured
I have destroyed

I have loved, and been undeservedly loved
I have hated, and been deservedly hated

I have been a stranger
I have been an old friend

I have been a father
I have been a son

I have learned
I have taught

I have watched the sun rise over the desert
I have watched the sun set over snow fields

I have stared at the stars in the sky
I have wondered at the sand in the sea

I have danced in the rain
I have mourned in the sunshine

I have been blessed
I have forgotten to give thanks for my blessings

I have prayed for peace
I have prayed for victory
I have prayed for forgiveness


Scott McCray said...

Yours? Outstanding, no matter from whence it came. Thank you.

Old NFO said...

Well said, thank you...

DaddyBear said...

Thanks y'all. That's been rumbling around for a while and finally got good enough to write down.

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