Set You Free

freedom

I’ve sat in darkened hallways
Head between my knees
As silent tears echoed to the floor
I was there when you cried too

I’ve sat beside the bedside
Held the withered hand
As life slowly crept out of its shell
I sat there at the bedside with you too

I’ve sat beside the ocean
Words and waves lapping at my feet
As new worlds opened up inside
I sat beside you as you opened too

I see colors inside you
I feel new life emerging
In the quiet of the morning
I hear words only your heart can sing

The light it grows inside you
Each day it longs more to be free
So familiar, yet so foreign
I sit beside you, set you free

©SpiritLed 2017

Visioning

vision

What’s the vision of the future?
The one we see in dreams,
Details silently appearing, one-by-one,
As we paint the pictures of our lives,
Following the path to paradise,
Long and winding, the end unclear

Yet we feel compelled to keep on moving,
Keep on building,
Keep on visioning
Until the future comes fully into sight,
Created from our own dedication,
Our determination,
Our courage to persevere

For the good of man and beast,
For our very own existence,
The call inside too deep to ignore,
The vision too real to let go

©SpiritLed 2017

Spinning

Spinning Universe.  Star trails over the snowy mountains.

The world keeps on spinning
And I, in my smallness, watch it
And sometimes I get dizzy from the motion
And I want to make it stop
Get off for just a moment
Catch my breath
Feel the calmness

Yet the turning and the yearning continues
The desire to grow bigger, to make life mean more
To make life love more
And the world keeps on spinning

©SpiritLed 2016

Blessing for Change

Rural scenery with poppies and evening storm colors

When the wings of change blow
We must be ready to listen
Not faltering in the storms
Knowing when to hold tight to the foundations
Built over time
Knowing when to let loose the sails
And let the winds carry us
Even to places we see only I the mind’s eye
And in the heart’s longing

May your foundation be firm
And your sails ever ready to carry you
On the great adventures of life
Steered by compassion
Fueled by love
Anchored only by the heart

©SpiritLed 2016