The will to live so poignant,
the struggle so immense,
innate within a seed for endurance,
a prerequisite, to win,
as life in all its forms finds purpose just to be,
fighting every battle
to follow the paths of ancestry.
We may not remember,
only feel a strong connection,
but it is so much more, a predilection,
that guides us to our soul’s reward,
the pathway we must travail
to reap our knowing soul,
as we strive to become whole, prevail.
I often hear their echoes,
voices from a long forgotten past,
resounding in the present,
their words a comfort, their intent unsurpassed
by the love they hold,
family so intertwined,
beyond space, beyond time, foretold.
And I see life struggle,
and feel not sorrow, but pride,
for we each are a facet of the world we abide,
and the will to live is strong,
the capacity to overcome innate,
each trial for our learning,
for a growing soul to sate.
So with those voices ringing,
their love so warmly sent,
I watch the world through different eyes,
and my worries just relent,
for I know we’re meant here,
our purpose is written in stone,
our family like a brotherhood
a precious gift within us, sewn.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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