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Ekodo: Ode to Suzanne

Submitted by on April 10, 2011 – 12:47 pm

By Sean Weaver

When each day dawns we fall asleep
And lose again the courage to leap
Into a void that before us waits
As if guarded by a heavy gate

“It’s there to protect us” warns reason’s cry
But knowing we are so prone to lie
To ourselves with an over cautious sigh
Because we are afraid to die

But each day dawns with adventure new
And if we have the courage to dream
And even let those dreams come true
Then think just what our life could mean
As reason sleeps its slumber due

Among us dreamers in wakeful muse
Walks Suzanne in her sturdy shoes
In her garden growing wild
She sows her seeds for miles and miles

Her sanguine candour does inspire
The likes of dreamers you and I
To unchain the heart of life’s desire
And pass that gate before we die.

Written and dedicated to my friend Suzanne Blyth

Sean Weaver and his wife Jo Campbell founded and host Ekodo (pronounced “ecodaw”) – a life-skills programme for compassionate agents of change. They live now in Golden Bay, New Zealand.

Sean works for himself as a climate change solutions consultant through his business Carbon Partnership. Jo is an artist and environmental educator.

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