I river walked your memory today
twisted willow and peeled thoughts of you away
I shed those things that had become so painful
and laid my heart on stone ...I felt so shameful
That I had spoken words that harmed you so deep
that you would turn your shoulder from me and
I walked deep into the current of what aches
in me so
and spirit whispered back ...and now I know...
The river ...its like a lesson unfolding before
And all I have to do is listen ...and I'll see
Life is much like the twists bends and turns of
the Mother's veins
and we are all just vessel's returning to her
We come up against some pretty big falls
And fear runs our course when we realize the impact
of it all
The currents are our choices, pulling us ever
into our walk
and the boulders are our elders who listen to
The banks are our boundaries ...things we can
Rapids express our rage at the seemingly unkind
And the calm ...ah the still of the river's
Embraces your soul and gives you back what has
been taken away
So it is I walked river with your memory and asked
What it is that strands us so on our path at every
And what hit me came from a simple rock that I
I can't keep you ...if I'm letting go of you...
And that hurts friend ...so deeply, and I
You journey elsewhere. I can't stop you ...I let
And as you step beyond the bend around which I
I can only hope the river will bring you back
That you'll remember more than just the painful
and loving me as I am ...well maybe, by then,
it'll be enough...
Can't say really ...just somewhere deep, I
hear spirit whisper still...
"You'll love her always ...I promise ...
in all ways, you will."
So I see
So I say
Melody Adams ~Splitfeathers