Birthday

20 Jun

Today is my birthday.
At 4:32 a.m., I  emerged
from a dark place, warm
and comfortable, opened
my eyes and encountered
life’s realities.  So different
from the pleasant darkness,
yet so compelling.

Today will be my first today.
I will live this amazing day
with everything-is-new eyes
and I’ve-never-heard-that-before
ears.  I will learn something
brand new, fill a very small
place with love.  I will grow.

Today I am born yet again
into possibility.  My life is
a gift and I will treat it that
way.  And when I return to
the mystery from which I
came, the fertile ground of
love, I will be embraced
by the question:

Did you live?

And I will answer–

Yes

 

3 Responses to “Birthday”

  1. Shirley Morris June 20, 2019 at 7:09 am #

    Touching as my sweet funny guy returned to that mystery…

  2. gz June 20, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

    Yes you have lived and lived well!

  3. Michael Burt June 21, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

    One of your best, Roger! And Happy Birthday!

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