A poem by FFWPU International President Sun Jin Moon at the commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of the Ascension of Sun Myung Moon, the True Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind
Sun Jin Nim wrote this poem in Hawaii a few days before the event, and read it during the Ascension Commemoration on August 27.
A Night Without A Day
When you passed
The world went dark
Not a flicker
Not a shadow
Nor spark of light could penetrate the mournful shroud cast by your farewell
In that moment a complete vacuum
Consumed all joy, love, laughter, family, hope, and peace
Only an endless abyss of loss in all our hearts remained
You were our Light
Our saving Grace
You, were our only True father
No one believed your flame could ever be extinguished and your earthly form gone from our sight
We had lost our true compass
And once again, like lost orphans, we cowered
Alone, afraid, and paralyzed in the dark
As your sacred legacy of light on earth receded
Our Holy Knight without the Light of day
Each night without a day blurred into eternal darkness
40 days turned into 3 years of endless somber gloom
Each bleak tortuous second drenched and saturated in tears
The family fractured under the immense weight of our heartbroken souls
The world divided, built walls, armed, locked and loaded ready for war
Unity, hope, harmony, faith, peace and true love,
Your precious teachings, became ghost concepts, simple fairy tales
The angels in heaven, God, creation and all life on earth drifted anchorless
Without you, our Captain at the helm
The cosmos and all creation ceaselessly wept and grieved
inundating the globe and consuming the earth with torrential cries
You were the true champion for all the voiceless
You enlightened us with the divine truth of all life, the Essence of God, our eternal spirit, the principles of creation, the Fall, salvation, true love, restoration, and completion
You gave us everything yet, bereft of you, we were incomplete
Just endless black upon shadowy black, obscure blue upon murky blue
An all-consuming brutal ocean without an end in sight
Then…Was it a dream? An illusion?
A glimpse of light,
like a lighthouse
a beacon of light guiding us safely home
Adjusting the eyes again in pure darkness
the light signaled once more
A gleam of angelic silky white and delicate cloth fluttered in the darkness,
Huddled up on the high mountain top, radiant and pure in her white hanbok
She lovingly cradled your bongnang won in her arms as she offered sincere prayers
The gentle glow of the candle she lit at your vigil flickered and danced
Each moment, in all consuming darkness, she stoically mothered, nurtured, and protected your precious flame
She was our first light of hope
She lovingly whispered to each of us, “Nah nuh pilo hae, I need your help.”
She then delicately tipped your flame and ignited the trembling wick of my candle
An illumination of eternal amber light cascaded down from the mountain top
With each spark the glow flickered, flared, billowed into a burning lantern of wisdom high in the hills, embracing the heavens and shining on earth
It signaled to our worldwide family, “Go! Share TPs light and love with all life and creation!”
In the pitch black of night like a super moon you lit up the cosmos
You bathed the world and heaven in divine light and truth and healed all our broken hearts
She sincerely shared, “We never lost our True Father; he forever lives on in here!” as she lovingly gestured to her heart and placed her hands on mine.
“Here”, she gathered our hands in union and drew my heart close to hers
“Here, in the depths of our hearts, True Father lives on, eternal unchanging absolute True Love!”
She grasped my hands with resolve and urgency
We must complete True Father’s dream here on earth.
We must never lose sight of Heavenly Parent’s dream.
We must realize one family under God.”
Where doubt had clouded my mind, the spark of her words lit a blaze of truth, and her hands in mine melted my burdened heart and inspired pure faith
She said, “You can do it. True Parents are with you.
Heavenly Parent is with you.”
It was then that our light shined, and I truly believed
True Mother you are my sunshine, my moonlight, my supernova, the light of the cosmos
Your love freed us from this curse of darkness and indemnity
Your unwavering heart of absolute Hyojeong love reveals the truth of Heavenly Parent’s dream on earth
You have awakened the divine truth and lit the spark of true liberation, grace, hope, True Love, and salvation for all 7.5 billion children on earth
You have paved the way for the three blessings to be realized in perfect harmony
You are our heroic pillar of truth, purity, absolute Faith, Love, Obedience, and the Word
You are the savior of all past, present, and future generations and protector of our glorious earth
Because of you the light of Hyojeong hope and love shines on creation and in our hearts
You never ceased to be victorious for Heavenly Parent and we shall all follow in your footsteps of victory!
True Parents, we are one with you!
Heavenly Parent, we are one with you!
This is Cheon Il Guk, when we are all one! Aju!
The night gently succumbed to daybreak almost like bowing to the morning sun
Releasing its hold on the eternal night that covered the globe
All things began to merge in harmony with the complete balance and symbiotic nature of the universe
From the eastern horizon she rose with the brilliance and power of the birth of the cosmos
The unbridled expansion of the light of Hyojeong illuminated the earth and liberated the heavens
As heaven’s only begotten daughter, she lit the spark of hope and true light all over the globe and has led our family home to Heavenly Parent’s heart
We are one family under god
True Father your dream is complete
Our true king and queen of peace on earth and in heaven are victorious
The Cheon Il Guk era has come.
Oulee neun dah hanah des sum nid da!
We pledge to eternally fan the flames of Hyojeong heart and light
Forever in True Love, True Life and True Lineage
We pledge in eternal love and gratitude to fulfill your dream of peace and bring Heavenly Parent’s victory!
Dah gatchi, minasan ishoni, All together as one family, Abogi, omoni kamsahamnida!, Salanghamnid