Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The water crashes on the shore
The tides are changing more and more
But here I stand strong and true
Knowing exactly what to do
My salted hair begins to curl
As all my doubts start to unfurl
I spread my hands wide and high
I am fully naked under this sky
My doubts, my cautions, no longer exist
Because with that comes life I refuse to miss
I am in the moment, I begin to thrive
All in fruit of my inner drive
This is my life in all its beauty
Living it fully is solely my duty
The waves can crash and try to break me
But my body alone is enough safety
I trust the feet I stand on today
Because who knows tomorrow what will go away
Let the ocean hold me as I make my stance
For today is the day I take that chance
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
“A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages…” Tennessee Williams
Cages of loneliness, depression, institutions… Cages that restrict a beautiful being from living. Some, or most, can pinpoint the cages in our lives, put there by others. But more importantly, what about the ones put by ourselves? What cage have I restricted myself with? What cage have we all restricted ourselves with?
It is easy to blame others for something negative we feel in ourselves; I am a certain way because of my past, naturally, but it is what we do with the “certain way we are” that shows character and strength. In many ways our past can become a cage… Until we can own up to ourselves and our flaws, regardless of origin, we will continue to be restricted and deprived of all the amazing things life has to offer.
I fear most that I will find something about myself that I cannot come to terms with. What if I am afraid to face something within? What is my cage?
"Wild at heart". I am more than that. I am wild at heart, at soul, at the bottom of my being. We all are meant to live fearless, cage-less lives.
Bar me up and see what happens, but if it is myself that created the cage, I feel that is when I have lost my heart, my soul, myself.
The damage is done when we are the ones who cage ourselves.