” For Those Who Walked With Us” (Jan Richardson)

In honor of the Feast of All Saints, I offer this lovely poem by Jan Richardson which seems quite appropriate. EnJoy!

For those
who walked with us
this is a prayer.

For those
who have gone ahead,
this is a blessing.

For those
who touched and tended us,
who lingered with us
while they lived,
this is a thanksgiving.

For those
who journey still with us
in the shadows of awareness,
in the crevices of memory,
in the landscape of our dreams,
this is a benediction.

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