I am in awe.

Of the way the wind carries a leaf,

Of the uniqueness of a snowflake,

And of the tenderness of a kiss.

I am in awe

Of the beauty of words

Of art, of family,

And the way music reaches the soul.

I am in awe of many things.

.

I am in awe of

The double entendre

Of words, of smiles,

And of tears.

I am in awe of

The laughter,

The emotion,

The existence

Of an infant,

A child, a teenager,

Of a woman,

And of a grown man.

.

I am in awe

Of the beauty that surrounds me,

The way a smile

Warms a cold room,

And a friend

Takes away the pain.

I am in awe of the strength

Of a mother's love,

Of a warm embrace,

And of that four letter word.

.

I am in awe

Of the warmth of the sun,

The thorns on a rose,

And the passion of the fire.

I am in awe

Of the ground below,

The mountains above,

And the stars

In the darkness

Far beyond.

.

I am in awe

Of the innocence of a child,

And of how quickly

It can be taken away.

I am in awe

Of the stupidity of man,

The elegance of a tiger,

And the brilliance of a storm.

I am in awe

Of the creation

Of new life,

And the aftermath

Of death.

.

I am in awe

Of the many wonders

Which surround my every breath.

I am in awe.

Of everything,

I am in awe.

.

I am in awe of many things,

But there is One,

Which surpasses all else.

More than the wonders

Of the sun, the moon,

The sky, and even the sea.

More than the power

Of love,

Of friendship,

Of dreams.

More than anything,

I am in awe of you,

And all that you do.

.

I am in awe of your strength,

Your spirit, your love.

I am in awe of

The lives you've changed,

The stories you've told,

The sacrifices you've made.

.

And at the expense of all else,

I am in awe of the pain,

The suffering, the utter fear.

I am in awe

Of the cruelty

Of the world,

The cruelty

Of the human.

I am in awe

Of all these things,

These things you see,

These things

That make your blood boil,

These things you challenge.

.

I am in awe

Of the justice you seek

For the weak,

And those who cannot speak.

I am in awe

Of all that you see,

And all that you fight.

I am in awe of all that is wrong

And all that is right.

I am in awe of every battle,

The ones you've won,

And even those you've lost.

I am in awe of the way

You change the world.

I am in awe of your beauty,

Your courage,

Your determination.

.

I am in awe of many things,

But more than anything,

More than all the wonders of this world,

I am in awe of you,

And all that you do.

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Inspired by and dedicated to my aunt, who is one of the most amazing women I know, and of whom I truly am in awe.