Once More Today

There is this time and this alone
to see your face and know you
over the years and miles,
the lifetimes we have traveled.
We’re here on Earth,
the bright blue jewel
with ages of torment.
How you’ve suffered again,
how determined you are
to be Bodhisattva.
Perhaps not this lifetime,
maybe the next,
but we know where you’re going.
You shed the skin of others pain,
hold to the light of understanding.
You glow in the dark
a beacon to the far shore.
Once more today
we see each other
and again this day
we know.




5 Responses to “Once More Today”

  1. Patrick says:

    This touched my tears!

  2. Veronica Lim says:

    Don, this is truly profound. My heart is saddened, and yet resilient.

  3. Tom Figel says:

    Don, very thoughtful, one I’ll read multiple times. Thanks.

  4. Maria Frid says:

    Holding on to the light of understanding is imperative……….thank you, Don. I love your poetry!

  5. David Barnes says:

    Don, thank you. This strong and tender little poem glows in the dark — a beacon, a reminder — we know why we’re here — Now we renew the Vow — shedding the skin of others pain, for the Life of the Whole

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