Because our lives matter much
ALL lives matter
Because our daily struggle
is teaching us a valuable lesson
Because we are
extremely lucky to be alive
Because we are breathing
the same air,
sharing the same oxygen,
because we are made of flesh and bones
and we carry the same color of blood through our veins…

Because we defy
All obstacles along the way
We stumble and fall
Yet every morning we wake up
With a new purpose
With a new attitude
Today is a new day
Today marks a new beginning…

Because we are

For these epiphanies
That I’m blessed to receive
For these reasons and many more
I give you thanks, my Lord

©2015 Victor Sotomayor