Hold onto what is good
Even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold onto what you believe
Even if it is a tree that stands by itself.

Hold onto what you must do
Even if it is a long way from here.

Hold onto life
Even if it seems easier to let go.

Hold onto my hand
Even if I have gone away from you.


Type of Custom: Prayers of Remembrance, Psalms, Poetry & Songs

Holiday/Event: High Holidays

Source: Many Winters: Poetry and Prose of the Pueblos, by Nancy C. Wood, Doubleday, 1974