The old woman sobbed to the clouds in the sky
As she wondered aloud why she could no longer fly
She heard a strange voice but without a sound
It came from within yet somehow all around
It said to her " daughter, why do you feel so sad?"
I'm sure what it is can't be all that bad"
The old woman turned 'round to see flesh and bones
Yet there was nobody there just a wall made of stones.
So she sat by the wall and
continued to cry
And craned up her neck
Longingly to the sky
She spoke back to the voice
that was humming around
And rose up like a spring from the soft grassy ground..
"I always believed I was able to fly,
As a child I'd imagine myself up there so high,
But lately I've stopped believing its true
I spend my days saddened in all that I do"
Then the voice told her clearly
"I know what is wrong"
It continued it's humming and singing a song.
"Your soul it is heavy and burdened with sadness
The only way you can fly is to fill it with gladness"
The old woman smiled but said "I am sorry, how can I feel joy when I'm heavy with worry?"
"I have no-one to help me to take off this load and I feel so alone if the truth must be told"
Then the voice from within it said
"Close up your eyes
And raise up your arms to the blue cloudy skies
Feel the embrace of the stones at your back, they give you support for the help that you lack
Feel the ground that's underneath both of your feet,
It's holding you up while your heart keeps it's beat"
"And the air all around holds you in it's embrace
Feel the wind in your hair it's caresses your face..
You are never alone my child of the Earth
Your Mother is here
In the sky,
In the dirt
In the trees as they wave and dance in the breeze
In the rivers that flow, the birds and the bees..
I will fill you with Joy and release all your sadness, spend time in my company and rediscover your gladness"
The old woman smiled
now feeling much less forlorn
Her face became peaceful, less tired and worn
And her arms floated upwards
Her feet left the ground
And the creatures came out and they gathered around
They watched in surprise as the old woman soared
And they squeaked and they sqwaked, they neighed and they roared.
They watched her dissappear into the blue cloudy sky
And the last thing they heard as she waved them goodbye?
"Don't ever stop believing that you're able to Fly!"
Áine 🌞 2023