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40 Years of Pride

In loving celebration of the 40th Anniversary today of the Stonewall Riots.

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


By Oshumare Niji

of the Sri Chinmoy Centre

Looking in a puddle on a semi-rainy day
I saw myself but dimly

imperfect, and muddy with other

I wavered as the puddle did, as raindrops struck

sending ripples out like waves of pain

not quite shattering in shards distortions of my Image

then I looked up–

What? Was that a flash of colour?
Sun and Rain, Laughter and Pain

I saw it melt together

I saw it become One

the Winds of Change blew in Waters of Healing
and the lowly Dust became fixed and stable

and was wrapped around by Her Transforming Light

reflections and refractions

I saw the sign of Hope, the symbol of Renewal

I saw the Rainbow Bridge that crosses Heaven and Earth

bringing the Sacred back to the Mundane

and I realized that


I saw then my Image, with the ripples of Life’s pain
spreading outward, but stopped, healed, cleansed

reflected and refracted away as Nature and nature connected

the rain still falls, still strikes, still stings

and I am wetted

but no longer drowning

and I went forth and had myself

a Bright and Shining Multicoloured Day.

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  • June 28, 2009, 8:26 am freak22

    40 years. . . I hope with all my heart it doesn't take another 40 before we see resolution. the homosexual and transgendered people living in our country may be more accepted today but some are still beaten and killed and once again the law is turning its back on them. i would write more but I'm still not awake yet and this subject makes my heart cry. but I thank you for posting something so beautiful and for reminding us of this day.
    Thank you Beth

  • June 29, 2009, 8:17 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    You are so welcome. Blessings to one and all.
    – Beth