A Revelation and A Prayer (12/09/07)

I turned Fifty-Eight years of age today.
I have arrived at this point of my life,
struggling with an unsettled mind, soul and body.

The passing of years has taken its’ toll
on the innermost core of my being.

And yet, I awake very early in my bed,
at the very inception of my Fifty-Eight year;
peacefully lying next to my loving, beautiful and talented,
seven year old daughter, Tess Francesca Mariani.

The very embodiment of Life’s true essence of purity and goodness;
a joy overwhelms me.

I find myself fighting back tears.
Someday, I will no longer be able to feel,
such a wondrous, life-affirming emotion.

Life, with all of its’ vagaries, is worth living;
if only for a moment such as this one.

God Bless and watch over my Tess Francesca Mariani;
when I am no longer able to do so.

She truly is the joy of my life.
I am already missing her, even as I lay next to her,
watching her peacefully sleep.

A Revelation and A Prayer (12/09/07)

jmariani

Joined March 2008

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