Our hearts were lost on Kilimanjaro
pieces of ourselves, our dreams, blown to the wind.
You carried them, our hearts, with you always,
no matter how heavy the burden,
used them to burn your fire brighter
for all the world to see.
You called us to find our torches and ignite
from your light.
If we knew you for a moment, or years gone by,
a sense of a Legend and possibility settled inside of us,
not to whisper, but to call out from the mountain top,
Be what you’re meant to be!
From foggy shores, to forests, jungles, and deserts,
our flames are aglow, because you kept the embers going,
because you lit the paths everywhere around us,
so we could find our way.
You let us know you as a plant knows the earth and sun,
rich honest soil, warm bright encouraging sun,
and through knowing you, we grew,
our roots connected–a vast network across land and sea
from tiny plants, into life-giving trees.
We love you. Simply. All the rest of our days,
we will gather up these seeds you left for us
and cultivate them into Legendary lives
bearing the epic and sustainable
harvest of your dream.