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Friday, December 05, 2014

December the 5th


had you your body
I would have called to say
“Happy Birthday”
your ‘Thank you”
would have come
with the deepest of love.

But only bodies are born
and then die

you live on

a spirit gentle
a presence warm and tender
a smile guileless

in some place
where dates don’t matter
or even words
and when thoughts fall away
your presence comes as
a soft fragrance
a gentle footfall
a touch soothing

On this day
what can I do
but be present to your presence
be mindful
of your unconditional love
my heart brimming
with utmost gratitude

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