Lest by some ugly turn
Or twist of hideous fate
I do not achieve what I yearn
For the hardships are too great
And the road is too long
and I carry too many crosses
And I'm too weak to be strong
And my gains become my losses
Then let this be my reminder:
This moment of clarity.
Where I remove the cynical blinder
And remember Love's charity.
That I feel the warmth of a stranger
And I see the cold for the season
That I feel trust despite the danger
And I see the pain for all its reason
That I hear the laughter of a child
As the original Sacred Prayer
And that moment which she smiled
I felt that G-d truly cared.
That I inhaled the rain as it fell
And reveled in its scent
That I found myself in its smell
From my childhood fondly spent
That I touched you in spring streams
And buried you in the leaves of Fall.
That I tasted you in dreams,
Especially those I don't recall.
That I have loved all of the above
And will find myself again inside Her
So if you ever forget me, Love,
Let this moment be your reminder.
That I have tread this many miles
And I will walk until satisfied
And I will find you in that girl's smile,
And all else where you reside
That I will smell you in the rain,
That I will hear you in the laughter
That I will appreciate your pain
And love you in the After.
So let the road be cold and bare
Let my heart be worn and wary
And let me fail at getting there
Give me weight I cannot carry
For I would gladly pay the cost
Before my soul has set.
For if I've loved, I've never lost
And for that, I have no regret.
"I believe in Love's existence, and in that acknowledgement, Love believes in me."