Humans have a need
To believe in an intelligence
Behind the creation of our existence.
Belief in an after life or oblivion
For some, it gives reasons to behave
They believe in karma and reincarnation.
Yes, we humans are complex
We are conflicted, warlike
Yet, there are miracles
Of compassion, love, and sacrifice.
I have experienced
The joys and pains of marriage,
I have been hurtful and shamed by it.
I felt lost in heartache or guilt.
But joyful for the fruits
Each child precious beyond measure
I have been sustained
By the feeling of caring
I have been surprised
By deep soul moving love.
I have witnessed
Love in impossible ways
Treasured in memories of good and bad
Preserved through the tribulations
To the joy of perseverance
Onto deep friendship and companionship.
I am a dedicated
I have learned many things
I have sifted life’s meaning
Down to a simple thought
I try to walk the talk
It is a challenge.
Created: September 16, 2017