Blessed be those
who are opening paths without knowing if they will have
the strength to conclude it;
who put themselves to the test without further ado than the love
for a cause and the fervor to fight the good fight;
who believe that people are made to accomplish one
for the other, performing generous a mankind;
who are full of projects for the next years even fearful
by the ones of next week;
who fall in love and are not afraid to demonstrate it;
who plant a tree fully aware never will reap its fruits
nor sit by its shadow, but fully contented for,
someday, it will serve for a fellow one,
indebted to a past kindness.
Published in the February 2016 issue of Indiana Voice Journal.
Published in Highland Park Poetry, Winter 2017 issue