The Old Man in the Field
I saw my father in a dream
who was dad to me and
Old Friend to this world.
He looked at me
and all my kind, and
then was gone before us.
Each day, see the dream
In the mirrors and in the faces.
Rejoice that it all appears again.
Pray your pain frees others from the yoke.
Share your joy as an endless spring.
Doubt strategically, and retreat to peace before doing harm.
Forgive yourself so compassion may flourish.