There is kindness,
Gentleness within you.
One would never even know,
Everything you've been through.
It resonates within things you say,
Reflects from things you don't.
Clear when seen close at hand,
Or from very far away.
Understated, in your voice,
Surrounding every word.
Your sweet, unselfish will is there,
I know you'll never let it go.
Yet we all need something,
We all stand firm against the tide.
Surround ourselves with a veil,
The minimum of our dreams.
By yourself, you've done well,
No need for you to feel less.
Who could have done better,
Does anyone really second guess?
You have already given so, so much,
So clearly can I see.
I know you wonder quietly,
Just how much more is left.
I'd like to think I'd been there too,
Lucky to survive what I'd been through.
So it is, I know you see,
You need not give any more to me.
In your body, in your face,
I saw the promise of your grace.
Shining through the clouds,
It was swirling, unseen, before your eyes.
Why was I so sure of my feelings about you?
How could I have been so sure I wasn't wrong?
I saw the love that flowed within you.
That was all I needed to know.
In the land of giving,
There is nothing left to take.
Peace is what we give in age.
Love what we leave in our wake.
Gently, sweetly your spring breeze blows.
Gracefull your loving waterfall.