My greatest hope is that I have
Length of years to deepen—
Feel each day intensity of life
In every and all its many facets:
Body, mind and spirit.
Give me, I pray, exceptional friends,
Days and weeks and years with those I love,
To learn and travel to new places,
Shine more light into dark spaces
Within myself and about the world entire.
I want to be audacious and courageous with my love,
Good natured, clear of mind and memory and forever curious,
Plain speaking but always kind to all.
Let me be fully present in both work and play,
Concerned about the future far beyond my time on Earth.
Each day, I hope for solitude—to quietly reflect and pray,
Engage my deepest sense of Self and God.
And when that hour comes when I must reconcile with death,
I hope my trust be strong as it is today.
My spirit always on guard against weakening from fear.
Most of all, I want to love and be loved in return—
Own and honor my own uniqueness with humility,
Walk my path with courage and lightness,
Fully live my life as much as I hope to fully die my death.
On my last days, feel grateful for everything I’ve learned.
Let the song that I now hear within my Soul
Sing out a great “Thank You and Amen!”
When my last breath flows out of body,
Knowing that the Love which always holds me
Never ends…. Never ever ends.