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A Samhain prayer

On this Samhain Eve

I stand at the head of a long line

The last of my bloodline that there will ever be

I look back at the face of those that came before me

I see my nose and my chin

I see the red of my hair

I see those who went gray and white as I am changing

I see those who walked like me

I see those who loved trees and plants

I see whose who taught me to see the faeries

I see those who taught me to see life

I see those who taught me love

I see the ones who hurt inside so they hurt me

I forgive them

I see the friends that have gone through the veil

Before me

I see those love imprinted on my heart

I see all the shining ones who stand there

It is not my turn to join yet.

This year taught me how close it came to joining you

Some day I will see your shining hearts and faces

I keep you close to me

You taught me so much

I am grateful to have been loved

I am grateful to still have love around me

Hecate, this is your day

You are holding the veil back for us

To send love through

Faerie Queen, you sparkle on the other side

We bow in your honour

And we dance

Brighid, we turn our heads toward winter

And know your quiet strength

Is there for the asking

Elen, your swans pass over

Taking the new souls to Tir Na Nog

And we listen for the sound of wings

This Samhain I honour all those

Whose feet trod the path I walk

Walk with me

Teach me

Tell me stories

Let my ears and eyes be open this night

Let my hands and heart know what is important this night

I wait for the Dark Goddesses

Teach me

Tell me stories

Let my ears and eyes be open this night

Let my hands and heart know what is important this night

I wait for the dead

Teach me

Tell me stories

Let my ears and eyes be open this night

Let my hands and heart know what is important this night

2016

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I remember my beloved dead.

2006 list

Cameron Alexander Robb
Jessie Alexandra Cumming Sjoberg
Carl Edward Sjoberg
Laurence Campbell Robb
Winn Weickard
Della Sjoberg Weickard
Robert Sjoberg
Hazel Sjoberg
Hattie Sjoberg Drummond
George Sjoberg
Donald Edward Sjoberg
Arthur Joseph Garcia
Scott Cunningham
Jeannette McDonald
Jim O’Neal
James Ferguson
Steven Burkhardt
Ethel May Baldwin
Lani
Ellen
Connor
All the people from the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena who are gone now.
All the guys I came out with at PCC GLSU who are gone now. Too, too many.

Samhain

I remember you all and I hope you went to the afterlife you expected whether heaven, the Summerlands, the Elysian Fields or wherever.