There was a time when everything was clean like white snow.
Remember peace and happiness are always here.
Peace is every step and happiness every breath.
There was a time when people walked hand in hand.
They knew the soul would have no rainbow,
If the eyes had no tears.
Today I need to ask you, on my knees, please –
Teach me quiet, like the Grass awaiting the new light.
Teach me suffering, like the Stones remember so.
Teach me humility, like a Lotus from the mud.
Teach me caring, like the Sun does for the Moon.
And if you think I could be worthy, I am asking you, please –
Teach me courage, like the Fish in a storm.
Teach me humble, like the Rain in a cloud.
Teach me patience, like a Seed under the dirt.
Teach me freedom, like the Bird in the sky.
Only if you think I did right by my people, please –
Teach me acceptance, like the Ant on the Earth.
Teach me renewal, like the Leaves in the Fall.
Teach me limitation, like in a Child’s scream.
But before I go, please –
Teach me to remember there was a time when we had kindness.
Teach me to remember there was a time when we had love.
Teach me to remember there was a time when I could forget myself,
So that I can remember all the others.
And just say “Thank you”.