On days when the weight of the lives around you
threatens to topple you,
may there be a piece of earth,
soft and sweet with moss,
to give your feet a gentle place to stand.
When your eyes look out on a gray winter vista
with no horizon, may a snow goose swoop,
steadfast and unwavering, across your vision,
to remind you there are days
of color and warmth ahead,
and just one way to get there -
by moving your feet as diligently
as she moves her wings.
When you are listening for a message in the wind,
may you find a grove of trees
dancing with river-breezes,
to whisper in your ear:
"This is the way."
And when you most need to know
that there has been
some meaning to your years,
may there be friends, eyes shining,
to wrap you in the warmth of fellowship,
and may you take
in the glow.
My friends, I wrote these words on New Year's Day last year. I found it today, and thought it just as timely a blessing today as it was a year ago. Thank you, my friends, for coming to my site, for reading my words, and for blanketing me in your warmth and friendship. You have been the best part of my 2014 and I look forward to sharing another year of poetry, the reading and the writing of it, with you.