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For Children's Memorial Day

December 12

 

We light these candles in the winternight

Reminding our world of grief and loss.

We are a part of love, in tender league

With grievers everywhere a part of us.

 

A slow and shiny dance of candlelight

Now makes its way from hand to loving hand

For children who were once by our side

But have their home now in another land

 

The chain of candles sends its gentle glow

Around the planet as the hours pass

And every candle carries joyful tears,

A song of light to celebrate what was.

 

The children are with us, a friendly band,

They know the meaning of these candles best

They hear the love, they see the message move

Around the world, alive from east to west.

 

Let our candlelight remind the world

That all the children who have left this life

And all the children who are with us now

are kindred spirits when they first arrive.

 

And as the candlelight sends forth its glow

'cross artificial borders man invents,

let our children say again " we know

that peace on earth must be what life intends."

 

Now in the sky, the peaceful stars behold

Not only what we do, but what we mean --

Be our memories new or scarred and old,

The stars will not forget what they have seen.

 

We light these candles in the winternight

Reminding our world of grief and loss.

We are a part of love, in tender league

With grievers everywhere a part of us.

 

By sascha - © 1999