Monday, April 18, 2016

love should guide our steps

a gift I take from Mother

with her life
my mother taught that love
should guide our steps in this world,

her creed also demanded judgment of others,
yet a judgment weighted toward acceptance,
toward appreciation of attitude and effort,
toward whether the other is open to an enlarging sense of self,

for her, mountains lifted the soul,
and our cabin should endure as gateway
for grounding into nature
and grounding into the best of one’s self,

what a gift I took from her
to support connection wherever I can.

by Henry H. Walker
April 16, ‘16

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