The Earth, The Winds, and I
As I sat on the edge of the cliff watching the sun set,
I noticed the dark clouds rolling in and thought
'my time has come.'
Tentatively sliding my shoes off of my feet
I watched as gravity stole my flats and had them sink
into the deep, dark sea below.
Putting the weight of my full body
onto my bare feet for the final time,
I peek my head over the edge.
The water churns and splashes,
playing with me.
I smile and wave back at the welcoming waves
wanting me to explore their murky depths
The wind picks up once more,
blowing my hair everywhere.
In my face, in my mouth,
whipping my red cheeks with no remorse.
'Even the wind wants me gone.'
No I don't, it whispered to me.
The wind quieted, no longer whipping my face.
Stay here on the edge where it's safe.
I want to feel your tendril locks
and play with you for a bit longer
As do I squeaked the muddy earth under my feet.
I want to hold the weight you have
and support your every move.
To feel your presence and
feel the bounce in your steps.
"I thought you had forgotten me.
I thought that I was alone"
No, we are with you wherever you go.
And we will always remind you
of your worth
and who you
I realized that I had been moved away from that rocky ridge
The weight I didn't realize I had been holding
and I found myself on the ground
Thanking the earth for it's support
and thanking the wind
for wiping my tears away
Heavy, weighs the toils of day
How I long for my foundation
Loose me from the burdened ways
To the hands of all creation
Let me frolic; fields of blossoms
Sway with gentle breeze
Careless, as I dance
Upon your ground with barren feet
Call the winds toward me
And breathe new life, my soul
Create a song in my heart
Ancient melody of old
Refresh my soul with waters
Flowing freely of your springs
Cascading from the mountains
Snow-capped, that feed your creeks
Serenade me; birds of sonnet
Their melody, “Fare Thee Well”
Array your sky majestic
When the sunlight rents the veil
Whisper secrets over me
As gusty winds whisp clouds
Forms them into lions, dragons
Knights and glistening swords
Kiss my face; warm are the rays
Green grass my bed to lay
Wrap me in the blanket of
Oak trees casting shade
This place, your sanctuary
Of healing, grace, divine
You quench my thirst and feed my soul
And cause my heart to rhyme
Dashing through the long grass,
Emerald blades softly tickling my legs
I would run and play for hours,
The sun beating down on me
In resplendent, golden rays
The wind whipped through my hair,
Blowing chestnut strands
This way and that
I scoured stone after stone,
For the perfect setup to fuel
My whim of a daydream,
Whatever it so happened to be
Beautiful days spent
In the warm embrace of
Mother Nature's light
Days I will forever cherish,
Always sacred to me,
Even though I'm no longer a child
Let me dance with the stars,
sing with the river,
run with the cheetahs,
scream with the birds,
cry with the rain,
fly with the clouds,
swim with the seals,
Let me ask with the owls,
or weave with the silkworms
Let me evolve with the caterpillars,
or fight with the bullfrogs,
fall with the snowflakes,
jump with the grasshoppers.
Let me drink like a mosquito,
or slide with the water,
create like the spider,
steal like the racoon,
blend in like a chameoleon,
yet stand out like a venus flytrap.
Let me learn with the squirrels,
and sleep with the bears,
hunt with the arctic fox,
love with the penguins,
talk with the dolphins,
crawl with the cockroaches,
pray with the mantis,
heal with the starfish,
yawn with the lion,
stampede with the buffalo.
Let me adventure with the mountains
and spin with the planets,
let me stretch with the vines,
let me climb with the rockjs,
let me surfboard with the waterbugs,
who paint pictures with the web of their wings.
Let me tell stories to the snakes,
whose embrace will keep me in place.
Let me grow with the fire,
seek vengeance with the volcanoes,
hit with the force of a tsunami,
defend like steel,
Let me feel the caress of the wind,
or crash with the waves.
Let me live with the world,
because I don't want to be stuck in this