If I struggle, then you are one
with me; if I cry then
these are your tears.
If I long for more
than this life can give me,
then you are like me in
dreaming for another shore.
If I grow weary and the load
is more than I can carry,
join with me in as pall bearers to
to a destiny I cannot know.
For I am human with all this
weight and all this joy, and
so much to give, even as I take,
Join me, come with me, in this
humanity that must be lived in
all its shifting colours and shades.
Don’t hold back on the greatest cause,
the cause of happiness, the cause of
living, breathing, loving, feeling pain,
opening out to the beauty that is life.