This is a favorite–the words speak to me deeply.

The Spiral Procession by Susan Palo Cherwein

They lived.

Their lives vibrate in our bones.

Their memories reside in our cells.

They lived.

Their footsteps ring beneath our feet.

Their voices are alive in the walls.

Their light lights our way.

We are not alone.

They lived.

The procession

spirals and winds before us

They, the vanguard

Their songs on our lips

their poems in our hearts

their wisdom, our guide

their failings our warning

we do not travel alone

the procession winds

and spirals

around us



into God.

They, the forerunners



into God —

the procession