The Return


When the lights

Of the universe surround us,

We'll set free

All the trials that abound us.

We'll come to each other,

We'll know who we are,

We'll join once again

And discover

The oneness we once left behind

The stars will be bright and merry.

They'll twinkle their welcome and joy.

The universe is home,

To return, ne're to roam,

Is our pledge to each other,

Is the promise we made,

When first we parted, alone.


Nancy Tate