Ebb & Flow by L.A. Kuehlke

Friday, August 8, 2011 . 4 comments . Posted in General

We stand

On opposite shores

My footprints are washed away

By the waves

Carried to you

As yours are carried to me

 

We touch

The same water

At the same time

I marvel at this connectedness

 

And I think of all the people

Who look out over this water with us

Separated by continents

Or states

Or cities

 

We are

All connected

We have

The same fears

The same desires

 

Peace

Justice

Faith

Hope

Love

 

Do you feel it, too?

 

The ebb and flow of the tides

Reminds me of the rhythm of life.

 

The waves crash and rush toward me

Breathe in.

 

The water recedes and fades

Breathe out.

 

We let

Our differences divide us

Instead of joining in ways we are the same

We focus

On what is wrong

Instead of what we can make right

 

 

It’s time for a change

Take a lesson from the ocean

Feel the energy that connects us all

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

 

Make a difference where you are

Let the ebb and flow of life carry

This change around the globe

 

We stand

On opposite shores

My footprints are washed away

By the waves

Carried to you

As yours are carried to me

 

We are

Connected

Do you feel it, too?

 

Author’s Website: http://lakuehlke.com

 


4 Comments

  1. nandita bhardwaj

    simple ,lucid style n deep thought.

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  2. Sayanti

    simple yet touching…beautiful work !

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  3. Alpana Jaiswal

    Awesome…Yes we are all connected…just need to discover ourselves…Imagine connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation at any time.Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone’s need to be equally valued….doesn’t it sound great..

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  4. melissa

    This is a lovely read and I like how even your words are so connected. I hope it springs out of the page and makes itself alive in our actions 😉

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