As with all my writings, this just came to me and I felt compelled to write it down to share.
Thank you Mother Earth
I came across a strange old soul, just the other day.
She asked me very kindly, if I had lost my way.
“Oh yes,“ I said bewildered. “What am I doing here?”
“Rest easy child, come closer and let go all your fear.”
She beckoned me to sit with her upon a grassy mound.
I obeyed quite willingly, then slowly glanced around.
Trees swayed gently in the breeze. Tall like sentries bold.
Whispering sweet secrets and stories not yet told.
“Why am I here and who are you?” I asked in quiet voice.
“Well my child.” She answered. “You didn’t have a choice.”
She stroked my head so gently and lifted up my face.
Somehow I felt safe and loved in this wondrous place.
“You see we are connected please look into my eyes.”
What I saw within them, took me by surprise.
Reflected in those pools of light I could see just me.
Walking through a forest so connected yet so free.
“Feel the ground beneath your feet. Hear the small folk call.”
“Now close your eyes and listen and you will see it all.”
I did just as she asked of me and sank into the ground,
All around was darkness. I could not hear a sound.
Then I heard the seedlings chatter, in this earth as dark as night.
As they worked and grew together on their way towards the light.
Up I popped quite suddenly and looked towards the sun.
It caressed my leaves so gently. At last I felt as one.
Thank you Mother Earth for showing our connection.
To you and all the creatures in your beautiful reflection.
© Birdy Heywood 2020
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