Solemn and sacred...Safira  

rm_tennismaiden 60F
2103 posts
1/23/2006 2:01 pm

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Solemn and sacred...Safira

To my Dearest friend _Safira, with whom I share more than literary exchange. Recently she crossed a threshold to which there is no evil and no boundries, I salute her courage and victory! This comment was left on her most recent entry in the writers challenge Pain is a Gift Writers' Challenge Submission. I post my comment here in my blog to honor her again.

Do not say I’ll depart tomorrow-
Even today I still arrive.

Look deeply: every second I am arriving
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird in my new nest of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that is alive.

I am a mayfly metamorphosing
on the surface of the river.
And I am the bird
That swoops down to swallow the mayfly.

I am a frog swimming happily
In the clear water of a pond.
And I am the grass-snake
That silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
My legs as thin as bamboo sticks.
And I am the arms merchant,
Selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl,
Refugee on a small boat,
Who throws herself into the ocean
after being by the sea pirate.
And I am the pirate,
my heart not yet capable
of seeing and loving.

I am a member of the politburo,
With plenty of power in my hands.
And I am the man who has to pay
His “debt of blood” to my people
dying slowly in a forced-labor camp.

My joy is the spring, so warm
It makes flowers bloom all over the earth.
My pain is the river of tears,
So vast it fills the four oceans.

Please call me by my true names,
So I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
So I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names,
So I can wake up
And the door of my heart
Could be left open,
the door of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh “Teachings on Love”

To my darling Safira:

You are my sister
my mother
my daughter
my colleague
my teacher
my soulfriend

Take my hand and we shall walk beside still waters
stopping to glance at the reflections that show us
the radiant women we have become.

Smile…..we have a long journey ahead
but it is paved with light shining us home

I love you and the pain you bring is a gift!


_Safira 54F
11260 posts
1/23/2006 3:16 pm

And I love you, Dear One ... and you honor me beyond all measure. I am blessed with you by my sides. *gentle hugs*

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


HeardLankaMalls 56M
2925 posts
1/24/2006 4:19 am

Very nice sentiment TM (and Safira)
It literally describes the ying and yang (or what I think of it at least)

WoodyDiaryKepis 63M
99 posts
1/24/2006 11:04 am

Big "Muahhh" kiss to you both!

"Nature always favors the hidden fault. "- (Murphy's Third Law)

MyRealLoverOne 47M

1/24/2006 12:30 pm

To two very dear ladies. You are both tops in my book!

Plano69 55M

1/28/2006 3:43 pm

Thank you to both of you, who bring so much to us...

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