for you 

how can i pray 

for you? 

I’m a quiet athiest 

but i want peace 

for you. 

i read all 114 surahs 

a labor of love, 

for you. 

I hoped to understand 

the way you loved 

and experienced loss. 

so, 

I grew wise 

for you.

i changed the season 

for you.

my branches 

became bare 

my white bulbs 

began to weep 

petals on the ground,

for you.

I became reborn,

for you.

I was dust 

and cloud 

and light 

and eternal 

and I did not 

know myself 

as I am,

again, 

for you. 
 

– Sheila C. 

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18 thoughts on “for you 

  1. Quite poignant. Theist or etheist so long as one is honest, kind and compassionate, loving all serving all, helping ever hurting never, that gives peace and poise. All the best.

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