Carol A. Hand
Suddenly, I awake when I’m in your presence –
The scent of sweetgrass …
My attention is sharpened and focused,
I feel peace and hope and joy surge in my heart.
You appear at the strangest of times.
Photo: Sweetgrass. ( Source – Four Sacred Medicines …, Kade M. Ferris )
I’m not sure what I am doing just before
Your delicate essence drifts by,
A gentle wake-up call to become aware
Of the beauty of life that surrounds me.
Even in a world where people are suffering
And fighting pointless endless wars
For things that will never bring them happiness or peace.
Your presence gives me hope that peace is possible.
Chi miigwetch for reminding me of what really matters,
For reminding me to breathe deeply
To be present, to love and to celebrate simply being
During the fleeting moment of this life.
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