Friday, April 10, 2015

Hand in Hand - For the President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria

For the President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria
April 10, 2015

Within their life,
They did share everything,
Beginning to end,
Two soul mates,
Until the last,
Two souls in flight,
They met their end,
Hand in hand.

They did not falter,
And showed their nation,
The spirit of life,
Fulfilled in love,
The spirit of strength,
Before the world,
From a small nation,
Hand in hand.

Just boy and girl,
Nothing more simple,
Showing the world,
The profound,
And now I see them,
With closed eyes,
Beyond the skies,
On Heaven’s streets,
Both hand in hand.

By The Light of Your Candles
Written for the people of Poland in the loss of their beloved president Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and their cabinet officials in the crash of April 10, 2010
By Eric Visconti

I can see you standing there,
Together in your streets,
I can feel you standing there,
Embraced within your grief,
Shaken and in shock,
Stricken with silence,
In a time void of words,
An endless moment of darkness,
For the ones who have given guidance,
Are never coming home,
Taken to the air in travel,
To be taken to a place of remembrance,
Taken from the people in a moment,
Without a sign of warning,
Leaving all in morning,
Flowers and candles form a mosaic,
A growing tapestry of sorrow,
Laid upon the street,
I can see you standing there,
Lining the streets near every door,
I can see you standing there,
As you have in years before,
For when I was in sorrow,
When the towers were struck down,
You came in to your streets,
From every town,
With candles in hand,
Hearts burning in place,
I could see the light of your fire,
I could see it from space,
I could feel the warmth of your hearts,
Within the sorrow that was mine,
I can feel the warmth of your hearts,
From across the distance of time,
I am standing by your side,
We are standing together in spirit,
As your leader was returned,
I was with you,
As your leaders knelt by his coffin,
I was with you,
As his daughter knelt by her daddy,
I was with you,
In the days that lie ahead,
I am with you,
Our hearts here and yours there,
Beat as one,
For our grief binds us together,
As does our joy,
For as this darkness came,
Testing all we could handle,
I could see the way,
The light of truth,
The power of the heart,
By the light of your candles.

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