I feel it in my bones
Like a shiver
All through my body.
This winter comes
As a reminder
All that was once pretty
Will soon lay barren,
Cold and dead.
This cycle of life
Shall soon end
And winter makes
Me feel it in my bones.
In the velvety black-blue sky
two mountains stand as soldiers
with their snow-clad peaks glistening
in the white gentle moonlight.
I lie on my back on my sleeping bag,
my outstretched hand playing with
the dew-laden soft grass.
The smell of the moist Earth fills my lungs
grounding my very being.
The sound of the crickets fills my ears
with a chaotic symphony.
The sneaky stars play hide and seek with me.
And in my heart only these words echo
God made you in the God mind
and then God threw his head back
A thousand suns filled the sky
and started setting one after another
in a golden ocean.
And that’s how you were made.
When my body is dying
And my soul is on its way out
Take me near the trunk of that mighty tree
The one that was my refuge
The one that supported me
Yes, that one who grounded my untamed emotions
Let me lie near my beloved
And let my body rot in the mud
My soul can witness this union
What comes from the Earth, goes back to the Earth
Let me help my beloved
Thrive a little more
Provide the nutrients
Of my flesh and bones
And when some birds come
To eat my eyes, let them
Let me give back to my dear mother nature
For I have lived and only taken
And then when I become one
With the mighty tree
Maybe one day my son will
Pass by below me
Maybe he will touch the mighty
Tree’s trunk and feel it’s leaves
Maybe in it, he will feel his mother’s touch
His mother’s love, care and protection
It’s still all there
A part of me has died today,
a part of me is gone.
Where there was an open window
darling, I have built a stone wall.
I met a man once
With a mighty heart
And soulful eyes
Why do you not love
Yourself, I thought
In a dark room you
Keep the child locked
So happy to give love
But hesitant to take any
Do you fear being left out again
Have you been betrayed by many?
Is that why the child
doesn’t come to play?
But oh dear man,
Times have changed
Must you always have
The child be a man?
Let him free, love him
For that, will make you a whole man.
Thanks for everything you gave
Thanks for all the laughs you shared
I hope you have a wonderful afterlife
Hope you are feeling free in the spirit realm
We will keep communicating like we used to
Now we have another angel looking after everything we do!
You pulled me in with your beauty
and mesmerized me into surrender
You gave me a welcoming home
like you give to homeless in your streets
You gave my son serene lanes to walk in
lined with your quirky Victorian houses
You get painted in all of God’s colors
and remind me of letting go and moving on
You are just like my hometown
filling me with hope every morning
You are precious Vancouver
blessed with God’s beautiful creations
You are magical Vancouver
with Angels flying and looking over you
Thank you Vancouver
for everything you give!
I love you Vancouver!
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