Every day you infuse with life and love
Leaves a double footprint:
One on your soul,
And one on earth.
Your life makes a path like that:
One will lead others to greatness,
The other will lead you
As every leaf has its own particular hue,
So have days,
Golden or filled with sorrow, falling side by side
But when a child plays in those leaves,
They all bring equal joy
To that child’s one day.
Your light wanted to lift
My tears to Heaven, one at the time,
But my grief was not ready to leave
And became rain instead,
Giving its lessons back to earth
And making flowers grow
And shallow lakes deepen.