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Kinship

It keeps us alive holds things together

Keeps all intact no matter the weather

Brings out the sunshine sends away pain

No matter the barometer or forecast of rain

 

Holding a hand kissing a lip

Catches you when you startle or slip

Takes darkest nighttime the blackest hour

Fills it with the sparkle of a meteor shower

 

Amazing how simple when hearts are connected

When you join with loved ones feeling respected

Deepest of meanings this is the source

Puts a wide smile on your face of course

 

A real sense of traction that makes you feel bold

It holds you together keeps you from getting old

Infinite variety yours for the taking

Cuts across every border so generating

 

Crosses ethnicity religion and race

The underlying lattice is our grace

So when you’re feeling down or alone

Allow your connections to carry you home

 

What are things connections you have with others contribute to your life?

Recall a connection providing solace moving through a challenging time?

How did that connection sustain you?

How have you reciprocated or “paid it forward?”

What was the reward in that?

– Stewart Levine ©

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