Spinning Light on Closer Shores
Updated: Jan 25, 2019
Sinking deeper, deeper, lighter, brighter...
What strange and wild times these are.
Nearly daily I’m brought to my knees
serendipity and learning
pound hard on concrete.
Beyond the walls of shadows draw
there light awaits to lift my feet.
Laughing with me as we leave behind
the little things that give them false weight
in this strange world of tests and time.
Our wings are only bound
by the strength we give
to past and things unknown
that were never ours to bear.
No matter the cage or wall
by which we feel we’re bound
flight can always happen within.
Adversity can breed the strongest will
the softest heart and the fiercest wit
if we let it reach beyond
and give in to what there still is left to gain.
One must only lift the veil
to see the peace they seek
it all steps right in
the further and longer
the door is steadily held open
believing lies of life and death
had me bursting at the seams.
Light and love filling every crack
aching to be set free.
And now, wave by wave
it slips between the sheets.
We have to learn how much we have to lose before we can appreciate
how much this life can offer us.
When we let go of “shoulds”
and wish for learning, depth, stories to be told
we will know the meaning of love.
There is no greater shadow
than the fear of lost time
and yet we hide within it
a slave to our mind.
But will and the search for light is mighty
and so is the pen.
When we forgive what we hold dear
it gives life to our light
and weakens our fear.
To love is to let go
in moments of wanting
to give and receive it most
instead loving the whole world
with what’s left with nowhere else to go
In pleasant mind and sacred dreams,
The fallen mountain will rise again
For every long lost flight to come
Will forever bring you home
And when the shallow waters grow
Be it best your soul to show
Keep in mind where feet do stand
And take upon you the beggars hand
Forever is the longest time
To stay on earth with worried minds
Let love in and let it grow
Shallow waters soon will flow
In the melody of sun drenched time
Our skin will shift and shape our mind
Let it be and sink within
And find what ails your spirits wind
A love soaked bed forever finds
A peaceful harmonic halt of time
And when the world does spin again
We find our worries sink right in
What if love was a state of mind
One to bask in for all the while
A source of light as old as time
Never ending, always mine
Free to give and always more
To find within the closest shores
In cracks and nooks and dusty crannies,
Waiting, whispers, set me free
The Wolves by Mandolin Orange
wishing you all vibrant reimaginings and reunions with the love you always secretly knew you are made of.