Falling to my knees, bleeding,
Salty tears upon my cheeks,
I cried at the betrayal
From one I loved for thirty years and more—
Still love and will love forever.
Within the hour, bleeding stopped,
Tears dried, strong heart still open,
I now pray for all those who
Carry such hurt and hatred
Buried as thorns in their flesh.
I am only one man….
Nothing more and nothing less.
I offer my heart each day in prayer,
Attempt by grace to lightly walk with open heart
Wherever I go upon the Earth.
There is no shame
Refusing to live with anger
Hiding within dark cave where
Shadows keep away the healing light.
Teach me, O Great Spirit, the truth
Deep kindness teaches.