Wherever you are.
However you are hurting, or sighing, or rejoicing,
I hope you have loving arms to hold you tight, to wrap around you and move you…
if you are low….
or if you didn’t think you could possibly be higher.
I hope those arms lift you, if just a little bit…a little bit more.
But mostly for you I wish,
wherever you are,
however you are hurting, or sighing, or rejoicing…
you will know to look to the skyline,
reach to the trees,
run your hands through the grass,
let the creek flow over your boots,
sit under the sunset and breath in the cooler air…let the earth feel with you.
Let the dirt absorb the impact of a life you can’t control, lay down in it and know that you belong.
You belong here.
Here where you sigh.
And the earth sighs with you.
And you can cry. Scream to the sky.
I hope you know you can.
I hope you know something is listening, something can hear you and is echoing your pain, echoing the words “you will laugh again, you will, you will.”
And when you do, laugh loud.
Laugh at the hurt that tried to break you,
laugh because you know you can,
laugh because you never thought you would again.
Then reach for those arms, wherever you are, however you are hurting, or sighing or laughing…
reach for those arms, listen close and look to the sky…together.
A poem for healing: A Lesson in Living