Thursday, August 16, 2012

Only One...


Is my small heart
big enough to embrace
the pain of the whole
Earth? the bereftness
of people everywhere?
the grief of those whose
loss seems never-ending?
the hunger of the starving?
the isolation of the lonely
and rejected and forgotten?
the deep sorrow of the
untimely dying? the even
deeper sorrow of those
from whom hope has fled?
For I am part of them all
and they are part of me-
woven together, inseparably
connected, one in living and
dying, one in hoping and
despairing, one in a circle of
mutual respect and love.
Is my small heart
big enough to welcome
the reality of such Oneness?
Let it be so today.

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