Watch It Here…
Read It Here…
It was a sunny day with a clear blue sky
touching the tops of the red rocks piled high
and a poignant feeling came over me with the thought
that one day I actually would not
be here on this earth to breathe in this scene
nor to cast my eyes over the scented wild flowers so serene.
I would no longer hike trails of red dust and stone
or gaze in the distance at the mountains standing alone
or travel the hills and valleys between
or have my heart quicken at an incredibly beautiful nature scene.
I would no longer have conversations with animals, plants or trees
or listen to the song of a passing breeze.
And that feel of the warm sun on my skin –
would I ever feel it again?
Who would give me the messages that now come on the wind blowing
or are written in the sky and are all knowing?
Oh, I know you are saying that it will be even better than this
but it will be the earth itself that I’ll truly miss
for when I am outside with my feet on the land and the wind and sun on my face
it is difficult to imagine being any other place.
I feel so free and so connected to all
and life feels simple with no worries to give a pall
to the wonders that exist just so we can sit and be
and not be washed away by chaos and melee.
I think we were given such a beautiful earth on which to be
because it was hoped that in its beauty our own we would see.
The southwest with its big open sky
makes me feel like I can fly,
literally and metaphorically as it opens to me
so many possibilities that I never before did see.
And the earth and the red rocks bring a message of hope
to a life previously pretty limited in scope.
It’s freedom that seems to await me at every turn –
the freedom to be all that I ever did yearn.
There was a day when on the earth I did walk
just to experience and to not talk.
I wanted to know how the earth and plants did feel
and gain a greater understanding of what is truly real.
I wanted to connect in a way quite deep
and into my soul let loving energy seep.
I knew as soon as I entered the place
that each tree and rock and plant knew my face
and they welcomed me as an old friend
with no fences that I did need mend.
It was a remarkable experience I had that day
and I knew how cared for I’ve been in an unseen way.