I arrived in this world in a nutshell,
swimming in a sea of only "me".
I floated quietly into the light-
and was born...
My mother took me in her arms,
placed me softly in a big ship called "Family"
and I sailed happily through life
on a calm and beautiful sea.
Then I met a man who smiled and said, "Come with me."
and his heart swept me up into a canoe called "Marriage".
we paddled together through hurricanes
and golden sunsets
and held tightly to this journey called "Love".
When our children were born,
we built our own ship called "Family".
And every day was an adventure- every ocean a wonder.
Years passed and seasons changed....
one by one,
our children left the boat-
navigating their sails to other seas-
as I watched them fade on the horizon like a milky dream.
We moved back to our little canoe
and let ourselves drift in peaceful waters-
no longer in a hurry to reach the shore...
Someday, I will return to my nutshell.
When I am old and gray and my days are no more-
I will swim in a sea of only "me",
float quietly into the light-
and be born again....