Let us make a life together.
Now at the end of all ambition,
Pride, and shame
Let us make start as we should have done.
Let us choose wisdom
Looking not at former better days,
But instead choose an inheritance
Free from the anger of what might have been.
Let us not forget our sorrows
But know them, so that we can
Be made rich by sadness of countenance
That will make our hearts glad.
Let us remember our riches as we
Dig and plant in simplicity,
Counting ourselves fortunate at the plunder of
Our collective and painful sagacity.
Let us listen as the Towhee calls us to
Nobler paths seldom trod
When we were seeking ourselves in
Accolades, acumen and praise of humankind.
Let us never pass a day without noting the
Growth of our hands’ simple work
Or the nest of the Warbler
Which needs our protection.
Let us be thankful for crooked paths
Traveled with the best of intention
Leading us to places of
Quiet and peace.