Poetry gives me an opportunity to enmesh myself into someone’s thoughts on paper.
That’s how I feel about my favorite poets like Frank de Jesus Acosta. Each morning he shares a poem with his Facebook friends.
This poem, in particular, spoke to me as I read it this morning.
I thought of family, gratitude, and intention.
With Frank’s permission, I share his poem with you.
Song of Serenity
May the Creator fill your day with tasks of love and honor
as you walk a sacred path.
Close your eyes and listen to the wind for the song of serenity that has eluded you.
Turn your face towards the sun and feel the warm embrace of your ancestors
and all those touched by your love.
Remove your shoes with skin to soil that you may feel the heartbeat of the earth mother who cares for all her children
even as she bleeds.
Let your spirit return seven generations for truth
that it may travel seven generation forward in higher purpose.
This is my prayer for all of you today and poem for the children always…
En Lak’ech Hala Ken.*
by Frank deJesus Acosta
In Lak’ech Ala K’in are the Mayan words for
“I am your other self,” or “I am you and you are me.”
In Spanish, it’s
“Tu eres mi otra yo,” or “I am your other self.”
The Lakota say
“Mitakuye Oyasin,” or “All are related.”
Whichever sacred greeting you prefer, may your weekend be blessed, filled with opportunity, and peace.