Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A Letter To All Loved Ones

A Letter To All Loved Ones

Dearly Beloved,
Be-Loved and Beheld,
Broken-open and Born-anew
I long for you to heed this truth,
To hold it tightly to your delicate clay facade,
And to know it at the very centre of your being,
To grasp it in the very core of who you are;
The depths beyond which science shares no secrets,
I fitfully long for this word to bleed into your heart,
And plant a truth, a seed, bearing fruit in your understanding of yourself,
You are loved,
Beloved, you are loved,
Beloved,
You are loved, not for your achievements, though they are many,
And you are loved, not for your graciousness and compassion, though they are real also,
You are loved, beloved,
You are loved, not even because you simply, “are”,
The love with which you are loved is beyond quantifying,
And far beyond purport,
You are loved,
Whispered simply, you are loved,
Shouted from mountaintops, you are loved,
You are loved,
Let this truth soak deep into you,
Let it stain your self-respect,
Let it wash clean your notion of grace,
Let it cleanse the areas of your life that you’d rather forget,
You are loved,
Beloved,
I yearn for you to know a fraction of the artisan’s delight,
For you to grasp with unquenchable joy and enchantment, the love which formed you,
And the love which loves you,
For you are loved,
Time does not erode this love,
Disease can neither hinder nor diminish this love,
Guilt and fear and anger and grief and remorse are held by this love,
Not denied or ignored,
But embraced and understood by this love,
The grave shrieks and quakes insight of this love,
And the love knows the cost,
Dearly beloved,
Be-loved and Beheld,
Broken-open and Born-anew,
You are loved,
Beloved, you are loved.


3 comments:

Vanessa said...

Thanks Tim

Vanessa said...

Thanks Tim

Tim Watson said...

thank you Vanessa, I appreciate it!