EUGENE RUGGLES - POET

BE HERE
For Glenn Ruggles

 

My dear children,
I address this to both of you.
It is not how much you own or
control,
but how much you
contribute,
that will say
if you were here or not.

So, when a grief comes to you
do not ask, why me
instead of someone else,
rather ask, why not me
instead of someone else—

And when a blessing comes to you
break it into pieces
to give more of it to those
who have never had one. Be here.

 

Eugene Ruggles
10/12/89
Travers City, Michigan