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For my friend, Mark E. Anderson and all those who miss or mourn their Fathers today.

This Holy Dust, This Sacred Water

Let contention between us melt away.
Let affection and respect fill us.

When it is time to stir our ashes
and blend back into earth,
May our bones be worthy
of the the wind and rain and sun that purifies them.

Let contention between us melt away.
Let affection and respect fill us.

This breath in our bodies is a gift from the sea and the plants that sway in it's embrace.
This water glistens with the tears of our mothers.
This dust is holy because it came from our fathers.
This sun warms the children of friend and enemy alike.

Let contention between us melt away.
Let affection and respect fill us.

My father and your father never met,
They were nonetheless brothers.
Your mother and mine are sisters likewise
As are our children, everlasting in the earth.

Let contention between us melt away.
Let affection and respect fill us.

Originally posted to ruleoflaw on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 10:57 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive and Rebel Songwriters.

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