Birthday Reflection 2015

man beach walking

Another year. Am I another man?
Am I so changed? Is my unique élan
A different person from what once I was?
Perhaps. And yet: I am the same because
My soul remains a constant, though it flux
With Life’s experience. Yet is the crux
Of Life the same: to grow, to learn, to love –
Which last is possible if from Above
Essential Grace my fractured heart receives
And salves Divine my own weakness relieves
To guide my heart to Him, as it believes.