by Ernesto Manalo
And I wanted them all around me and I
My brother (my keeper), my wife, my mother
and my father.
My father said: I will stand by and watch over
My wife slept beside me.
My brother watched over me.
And my mother was my spiritual keeper.
And I said: You who thus watch over me will get no reward
But that I shall sleep peacefully.
And they said: We shall watch over you and
get no reward
But that you shall sleep peacefully.