​We live,  unsteady, 

Uneasy,  unexpected lives. 

Where loose ground shifts – 

Uncertaintly at our feet, 

Bringing us to our knees,

Happier and more humble. 

Amidst the mini avalanches, 

The pitfalls  and tumbles, 

We rise –  again and again, 

Stronger men and women, 

Determined and undaunted – 

By the sand that shifts, 

Or the stone that erodes, 

In the rhythm of the tide. 

We are reborn daily – 

To cast light Into darkened places, 

Burning great fires,

Into the hearts of those we love, 

With true grit and true love,

In our imperfect souls

Kevin Brown © 12.08.2016