A WHOLE WORLD OUTSIDE…
As a child she was shy
Often alone she’d quietly cry
Many came into her life
So many too soon said goodbye…
She kept their memories and their stories
Some faint, almost forgotten with age
Others etched deeply into her heart
First came her grandmother
The one she ran to when at night
She woke up scared to vivid images
Of ghostly shapes circling in sight.
She told her stories, endless tales
To everyone she would say
“You tease her now for being shy
But you’ll see…she is bright! She will shine!”
Years gone by had kept her shy
Kept her loving sensitive heart
Protected inside her shell,
A world of dreams her safety net
Reminiscent of childhood play,
Hidden in tree branches, and over hills.
Then out of nowhere came a friend
Who told her of a magical world outside…
“Under a canopy of stars
When clouds part slowly to a full moon,
In the stillness of the night,
The earth comes alive,
Bathed in a wondrous light.
If you listen closely, listen silently
You’ll hear the wisdom of ancient trees.
They speak of secrets older than time…
Follow your heart, they will say…
You seek love but seek no more!
This love is you! It’s inside your heart!
It will shine a path for you,
Lead you when you feel lost!
When the walls are closing in,
Don’t be scared! Don’t despair!
The light of love will guide you through,
You’ll find a hidden door always!”
With no one left there who understands
Will she dare finally take a glance?
Slide open these curtains keeping her out of sight?
Stare into the world and take a chance?
Take a leap of faith into life once again?
February 2, 2015
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