by Mario Pommier
earthrise as seen from the moon
it's a planet's rise
with it, you and I rise
and in our lives a possibility on the rise
understanding and compassion rise in earthrise . . .
the capacity to give what is needed
and the knowledge of where to direct our efforts
it's compassion-rise and wisdom-rise
all-together-rise and inside-ourselves-rise,
it's the benefit-of-humankind-rise,
and the needs-of-others-in-our-conscience-rise:
with earthrise, it's the universe-in-our-souls-rise,
at every moment, from some point in space
always a part of the earth on the rise.
and also an earthset
we struggle with our limitations
so for their blessing to rise, let our expectations set;
we mustered our purest intention,
it's time to let go now and let acceptance set;
perhaps we couldn't see, we got confused, went the wrong way, and fell. . .
we'll learn if we let that experience set;
when we suffer, when things hurt
let the teaching-from-our-lives-in-our-souls-set;
and if we see someone in trouble, if we want to help,
let our eagerness set,
and through kindness, help the answer-in-their-hearts rise
for it's inside-rise and inside-set, all-together-rise and all-together-set
love-in-our-souls-set, and love-in-our-lives-rise
even as we see a colorful sunset, a beautiful sunrise
it's a full-of-meaning earthset, meaning-in-our-lives earthrise . . .