The Song of Yes

                        (for Teresa)

We nurture our dreams
By giving them form,
Breathing life into them
With a resounding

True to a miracle,
We are the architects
Of the undoable,
Singers of the unsung,
Writers of the unwritten.

We follow our path
Never turning away
From our goal.

Our goal is to bring
Beauty and love,
Change and renewal,
Light and intelligence.

Yes! We are power
And we are love--
We are the sum of all
That has been and
Will be.

We are the affirmation
Of light and darkness,
Beauty and ugliness,
Structure and chaos.

We are the song of yes--
The song of faith
That walks through
The fire.

                                   August 31, 2004
                                --Alexander Shaumyan