"Focail do a Chara" is Gaelic for "Words for a Friend." I write about my experiences -- in my study of death and dying, in my teaching; in my spiritual seeking; in my call for social justice and compassionate living. I hope these words find you, friend, and bless you.
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I Wish for you a Love That Takes Your Breath Away (Sonnet)
I wish for you a love that takes your breath away.
On you to shine the morning sun; the birds to sing
for you. I wish much happiness for you today.
I wish the rainy sky much flowers to you bring,
so many that they form your favorite bouquet.
I wish you find the lovely life you want; take wing,
explore, and love yourself; your beauty heart, the way
your blushing skin and sparkling eyes in joy forth spring.
Ignore the insults, threats, indifferent stares, I pray -
small men who make you feel like objects or playthings,
possess you not, do not control your fate. Inveigh
against their caustic scorn; there is no need to cling