May the meaning of our life be real
May fear not force us to conceal
May the hope we search for and the wealth
Be found complete within ourself.
And may we only look outside with love, not desperation
Like the sun, may we shine bright without any expectation.
May the world not disappoint us
May rejection's pain be turned
From sadness and frustration
To the place where truth is learned.
And may we learn that all is well and perfect as our breath
May we dedicate our work to love and neither seek nor fear our death.
May we grow to be the one we are
And challenge even fate,
Never bothered by defeat
Or that the hour's late.
May we love the ones we love with all the strength we can employ.
May we live our life with wonder, with merriment and joy.
©Marc Spiegel 1986 all rights reserved: However, you are free to download this poem and to read it non-commercially at a wedding or other appropriate event in your family. Please mention my name.