She fears the steps,
She must take in becoming,
What if she trips?
What if she falls?
What if her dreams are much to big for her small body?
What if her what ifs are the wrong inquiries?
What if her dreams are just right for her size,
And the ground should rise up to meet her,
Easing her landing?
What if the scariest part is letting go,
And sliding into the unknown,
What if imagining “what if”,
Is symptomatic of a dreamers urge to wonder;
That which should ne’er subside?
Unless the dreamer loses the very gift of the dream
The wound had festered,
Until it reached the surface,
There it was open,
The air stung,
How I did shriek!
Unable to believe such harm had been,
Was of, was in
But it could not be unseen,
And beckoning alone would not heal,
And so I gathered gauze of aid,
And let in the attendants for my mind and soul,
To dress the painful opening that was now exposed,
And it promised not to close,
To be stubborn as cells stitched together a flesh bandage for the wound,
And it was painful,
The knowing, the being, the healing.
Much time passed,
And I look back on an invisible scar in disbelief,
How was that me?
Who was that me?
The wound is closed,
But the memory of phantom pain shocks my mind once in a while,
And strange photos,
Strange thoughts of things not as they really were
come back to me,
To the me that is whole,
But who remains vigilant,
For the feared return of the wounded me
that once resided here.
Do what your ancestors couldn’t
It would make your descendants
Be who you are,
Do not downplay your dreams
They are your own,
And so they are
More precious than gold.
I have much to do
Thoughts to conceive, born anew
Minister to make
It is cold,
And the rain trickles down the panes,
Whispering of winter still to come,
And I resist acknowledging the inevitable,
As if my denial of consent,
Will keep the seasonal clock
Right where it is.
Take a moment
To step outside your comfort zone,
To enrich the world with your curious mind,
Indulge your inquisitiveness,
For the moment has almost passed,
What will be gained from it,
Build bridges with your wish to know;
Willingness to learn.