“Take it”, She said, every last bit must be taken
Even the slightest morsel must go.
She holds on; floating on a log in the middle of the ocean…
The wind is at her back today, but the sun is in her eyes
She turns – the glare is gone only to find the wind in her face.
“Give it”, He said, all must be handed over.
Like so many times before – she thought she had?
She finds comfort with the sun out of her eyes, but the wind pushes her back
Don’t know to where – nothing but blue in the distance
It’s all the same – she takes some comfort.
“Keep it”, She said, she can hang on longer and tighter.
She is strong – she has made it this far, she has a plan
She covers from the parching sun and decides to go with the wind
With her eyes wide open – she looks for what’s ahead
A beautiful blue – all around her…
“Throw it”, He said, it all must go – fast!
Why in such a rush – she has hung on this long?
The mid-day sun is approaching, the wind is picking up
She prepares for a tighter grasp – she can beat the elements
Her head is convinced, her Heart thinks it’s a joke.
Go with it, She felt, what is there to lose?
Don’t know where she’s going – but she can trust it’s good
The sun is at her back, the wind carries her along
She hangs on to the log; rests and enjoys the ride
She bathes in the blue all around her…
“Let it Go”, He said, “It is time.”
“Your Heart will carry the weight of your head
Your Fate will lead your body and breath
Embrace the sun, wind and waves –
They will take you home.”
Jackie McSween, Sept 13/09