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VxPoem ID: 6374

Category:
pagan_spirituality

Posted: September 24th. 2004 10:24:22 AM

Views: 1162

Ascension to Hope

by Shawnee

Age Group: Adult



Ascension to Hope

And she ascended the mountain
Barefoot, cold, and broken
Tears flowing like from a fountain
Too many words left unspoken

They all had left her in the forest
That misty one of her mind
Where once was heard a bird’s chorus
But is now covered in vine

Her heart had been open to all
Except, perhaps, to herself
She had not been afraid to fall
Love not kept on a shelf

Her pain now was great
Her heart withered and stone
This heavy heart now her fate
She could not but weep and moan

Higher up so she climbed
Her feet now ached and bruised
No care to what she would find
Her heart had been abused

No longer could she trust
Since they all had left her
She was bled of hope and lust
The sadness over swept her

From them she’d wished for love
In herself she had not found
She gazed now to heaven above
Alas, her stone heart began to pound!

In the clouds there shown a light
A silvery, swirling, silent storm
A whisper swept through the night
And a face began to form…

There before her was the Mother
The Goddess, Queen of All
A wordless song she sang to her
Of Hope, no matter how small

“Without you will not find
What you seek if not within
The past so shall you bind
Your future must now begin”

“Release all that you regret
So a moment you do not waste
One lesson you must not forget
Go now, child! Dream! Make haste!”

No longer did she weep
For all that was gone or lost
Her spirit began to soar and leap
She would go on, no matter the cost

Down that mountain she did dance
Floating, as if in a dream
Focused mind, as if entranced
She would cross the stream

To the stream now she came
She knew what must be done
She lifted her skirts without shame
And she began to run

Through the water and towards the trees
The birds sang a familiar chorus
Cool wet grass beneath her feet
She had reached the forest

At her touch the vines receded
Warm sun began to shine
To remind Hope is all that’s needed
And a spark of the Divine

Shawnee October 2002




Author's Location: Land O' Lakes, Florida
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