Here I am, Now
With my past behind me,
My future ahead of me
My breathes, my steps
Have been numbered
I stand as a warrior
Starting with Earth
Could you come up and meet me here?
Could my roots grow down from my fluttering heart and my shaky knees?
Could I stay in what has been?
Can I stand in what is?
Will you let me in?
Will you let me root down through your outer crust and meet the soles of my feet with the warmth of your inner light?
And maybe, if I were to stay a bit longer than before,
Mother Earth, would you hold me in your strong and tender way
Could you become a dwelling place for my cold and restless feet.
I do not hear a clear answer, but through a memory of the future, I begin to walk
The magma seeps up and fills every sheethe
From skin to muscle to bone
Through my blood sweat and tears
Each drop holding a story
I begin to glow with light and warmth
How dare you be great, I hear
And I take another step
Another breathe fills my lungs
And my roots expand to the core of the earth
And I rise anyway
My glory grows as I open my heart
And stretch my fingers tips, reaching to the heavens
Mother Nature breathes into me
Filling my branches
I become a shade tree,
A glorious dwelling place
For cold, restless feet to land
And meet themselves again
She desired me so I came close.
No one can hear God unless She has
prepared a bed for
A thousand souls hear Her call every second,
but most every one then looks into their life’s mirror and
says, “I am not worthy to leave this
When I first heard Her courting song, I too
looked at all I had done in my life
“How can I gaze into Her omnipresent eyes?”
I spoke those words with all
But then She sang again, a song even sweeter,
and when I tried to shame myself once more from Her presence
God showed me Her compassion and spoke a divine truth,
“I made you, dear, and all I made is perfect.
Please come close, for I