Refusing Despair, we surrendered to Hope.
We remembered and marked the disasters along the way.
Returning to the forgotten, we nearly drowned for fear of the depths.
But Faith carried us forward.
We opened our eyes.
We unstopped our ears.
Truth showed us what we ignored, what we innocently witnessed.
We learned life had always been more than we could handle.
We embraced the friendship of clarity.
Using the mirror of our memories, we found relics of desire and unearthed them with prayer.
In the spring of remembering, we found the children we suffered to be.
Discovering them cold, hungry and alone, we embraced them.
We soothed them with listening, we cradled them with compassion.
We told them what we forgot and they never heard:
“We are the same as you. We’ve been wrong too. You were never meant to be alone.”
Chattering like birds, we receive our morning bread,
play out dreams in the afternoon and in the evenings,
drink God’s peace in the sheltering moon.