This Gift

Let us never forget

The precious gift of breath

The magic of moving with freedom and ease

To come and go and do as we please

The privilege of crossing skies to explore other lands 

The connection we feel from holding our hands 


Shame on us if we revert back to our ways

If this moment in humanity we simply erase 

Building the walls that kept us apart

Forgetting we are connected in breath and in heart 


For this life is an honour, a gift to look after

To fill every second with love and with laughter

So please let us learn and may we never forget

The fortune we feel to take our next breath