Monday, January 17, 2011
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson - poem only
I'd like to be a giving tree,
then I would shed for you
enough of leaves to keep you warm
and dry the winter through.
I'd like to be a shining sun,
a burst of stars at night...
to light the sky when darkness looms
and keep your spirits bright.
I'd like to be a friendly fire
to guard you when you're still...
to glow when you are weary, and
to keep away the chill.
I'd like to be a sparkling stream,
where you could wash away
the struggles of tomorrow
and the pains of yesterday.
Alas, I can be none of these
but I am yet your friend,
and I will hold you in my heart
until our journeys end.
Today is a foggy day in Northern California, the funeral of our dear friends' son. I hope the afternoon sun will come out and shine on us...and them. But if not, all is well. We will remember where the real Light comes from, and be comforted.