A Prayer of Surrender for the Candle Light Vigil for Those Who Have Died Who Had No Where to Lie Down and Rest December 21 – The Longest Night
5:30 pm for the Candle Light Memorial Service on December 21, 2016 at the City and County Building of Denver – a Prayer of Surrender
When you were here and I fell down was left for lost until you found me
SIMPLE BALANCE OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS –
WE ARE HEARD AND THEN WE VANISH FROM SIGHT INTO DARKNESS
Remembering when you were here
I stumbled you found me when I had passed out
disappeared was lost from all touch
how I wished that you were here still beside me
beside rushing waters absolving me of my aching heart
gasping for air breathing into me
a trembling bleeding heart
your courage to rise
regaining my balance my way caring for me as a sanctified gift from afar
It is quiet outside as the chill of the dark deep winter begins to hover over everything there is.
The world is descending into the earth.
There is a point when everything stops and remains frozen.
In this time sound is muffled.
One feels the sense of dread and longing for a warm fire and company.
There are many who have few places to go sit down sing gather together in preparation for the Winter Solstice that comes to the longest night.
In this time we bow down and remember those who have died who had to stay outside suffering indignities
suffering from the solitude snowy night
darkness that is impenetrable
remember that once there was a home a place where each one belonged
a person to whom one was connected throughout history
a bright glint of embers of a yule log ascending into the frigid night reminding us of both how precious and vulnerable that everyone is reminding us of how we all always in all ways are connected
in the shelter of one another we all dwell
in this moment we’re stirred to hold one another to hold on and grasp hands around wastes
sing dance move together in rhythms in circles of bonds that held us from the beginning.
We remember sitting together around a fire
providing warmth as long as we snuggled in a loving embrace
held one another shoulder to shoulder
protecting all of us making sacred compassion care a haven for all
we all belong
for all else that we are offered we give thanks
we remember that we are infinitesimal glints in the reflecting of light throughout our firmament
our touch is a brief memory that is implanted in our presence in the
we will always have a place
we are born and thrust into the wilderness of yearning
follows us always until we are free
dissipating into beyond
be heard from no more
Remembered in loving memory of
Bleeding hearts of your presence
As long as memory persists
We lift our eyes toward you
With adulation that you’re here
In our broken hearts