Let the water kiss the shore
Let it take your worries with it when it leaves
Feel the sand between your toes
and the salt on your lips
Feel the wind in your hair
and the sun on your skin
Embrace the ocean and the waves it carries
The mesmerising pull of the tide and the shore
The calming knowledge of the world still turning
Leaves are changing, colours are flourishing, taking the pain with them
The wind blows and the leaves scatter, taking the fear with them
The branches are bare, awaiting to be rebuilt
The leaves are returning
Bringing with them a new beginning, a new song, a new promise
She starts to see the colours
New eyes to view the dawn
For she didn’t die in the dark of Winter
She rebuilt and flourished in the light of Spring
The Ocean and the Shore
The Moon and the Sun
The boy and the girl
The kind of love that for-sees the greatest sacrifices and still manages to prevail.
The ocean will always find it’s way back to the shore despite constantly being pushed away. An unapologetic support that it will always be there even when you keep being pushed away.
The moon will always set to enable the sun to shine in his absence. He would take the dark with him to allow her to shine with no obstacles. He would sacrifice himself to let her flourish. A bittersweet heartbreak.
And then there’s him and her. She looked at him like he hung the moon and he looked at her like she put the stars in the sky. They lived in the dark yet gave each other light to find their way. The kind that defies logic and brings the lost souls together. Bringing the light into the darkest of nights. An unexpected love.
You’ve got those big blues staring at me
I feel so exposed when your gaze is focused on me
My soul is bare to all that is you
It cannot hide from another that speaks the same
No need to be scared
Your not alone in the hurricane anymore
Spread your wings and fly among the chaos
The darkness doesn’t have to be so dark
Watch the stars shine
Let them light the way
You don’t have to be afraid
You will find the light again
The little bird sits in it’s nest waiting for it’s mother to feed him. All big eyes and fluffy feathers. Unable to move more than a couple of inches in fear of falling from the nest so high in the sky. Then one day the little bird just decides he’s ready, ready to leave it’s home and see what else is out there in the big beyond. He climbs to the edge and just steps off. He’s never practised before, doesn’t know if he will fall to the ground or soar above the trees. He doesn’t let the fear take over, it’s just instinct so ingrained in his DNA that fear is not an emotion that he can comprehend. He just steps out. The little bird spreads his wings and lets instinct take over and he soars above it all. He leaves the nest behind and sets upon a new adventure, a new life.
We as humans can learn a lot from these beautiful creatures. We’ve let ourselves believe that fear is a common feeling, something that we use as an excuse to prevent us from stepping off the ledge. Fear shouldn’t be an excuse, it shouldn’t even be a word in our vocabulary. Let’s learn from the little bird, let’s let instinct take over. If we listened to our inner selves more we might even find freedom on the other side of ‘fear’.