|Here I Am Safe
Author: EventHorizon6 PM
A freeverse poem. The forest is a safe place for my heart. I don't do much poetry guys. I don't even know if this is poetry. Just let me know what you think.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Words: 961 - Published: 08-18-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3051505
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Here I Am Safe
It's like an enchantress
Skipping through the forest
The trees bow before me
The soft leaves curling around my fingertips
Begging me please don't go
And they shield me
Lead me on no manmade path
But they do not take away the sky
Because the blue freedom on crystal clouds
Is like a diamond in the rough
They sigh as the orange color
Sprouts like miniature wild fires
Clashing with the ever green
Speaking of different days
But not sad days
Or angry days
Not even happy days
Because the forest is emotionless
There are dark shadows here as well
But they are not to be feared
They represent the calling of time and mystery
And they look on at me
The hounds of the shadows
But they do not thirst for blood as they would on another day
Their shining midnight eyes
Are curious as they watch me
I am their Queen
The forest is mine and yet it is not
But here I am safe
And safety is all I could ever ask for
I suppose some would say
I am cradled by God
But God is silent
I do not know what holds me
Only that I am safe here
And the trees lead me to the edge
Of the cliff
Where I am high above the world
It's like a song building on my tongue
But I say nothing so as not to disrupt the silent wind
Wrapping around me
Calling my name
Here I am Queen of Everything
Not there in reality
Not there in a fantasy
Where a drop of Heaven touches Earth
Letting you taste just a drip of
The Elixir of Life
So you can carry on
And it is Here I come to rest
I take a step
Teeter on the edge
But not to Earth
Not to death
I am so high above everything
That I simply fade away
Become part of the wind
I am still alive
Just on another plane
A/N: Oh "Say what?!" you ask. I'm a poet now? Psshhh, aren't I amazing? I'm totally kidding folks. I don't do poetry. It's never been my thing. I'm more like:
"Mass destruction of the world! Hero is born from ashes! Yeah! Crime fighting! Butt kicking! Adventure time! Woooooo! Monsters! Dragons! Pirates! Oh my!"
Yeah, none of this deep philosiphical crud that I have spontaneously uploaded. Seriously, can this even be considered poetry? I dunno.
All I know is that I was literally thinking this just the other day while on my family vacation. We were on the shores of Lake Superior and it is so beautiful up there, guys! Let me tell you! If you get a chance to go there someday, take it!
As I was staring at the forests and listening to the wind these thoughts just started coming to me and I literally thought all of this guys! I'm not even kidding! So i quickly grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and just started writing. I wasn't even trying it was just coming out.
And I guess I'm sort of expressing some of my emotion in here. The whole God shindig. I really don't know if there is a God. Maybe there is and maybe there isn't. Maybe he just is indifferent. Anyway. I'm not here to bash anyone's religion. I'm just sort of confused as to what I believe in at the moment.
And in the forest up there, I don't know if it was God, but I felt utterly safe. Like I was in a state of rest. And it felt wonderful since for the past half of a year I've been hit with a lot of anger, resentment and sadness, and it felt so wonderful. The feeling was just utter peace and I felt safe for the first time in months and it was great.
And the part about me jumping off a cliff, no, don't worry I wasn't thinking about suicide. I've always longed to fly and in these words I'm expressing that longing to just leap off of a cliff and soar and just disappear on the wind, know that it will catch me.
The part on me being the queen of the forest and the hounds salivating for blood...that can be taken one of two ways I think.
The first way, I was mostly thinking of my fantasy stories. How I am currently designing this world for my non fan fiction story and I was just thinking about how when I stand in this forest I feel like I'm in my story far away from reality but still connected somehow. And since I created it, I am Queen. And the vicious monsters in my story won't hurt me because they know I'm only like a spectator and still hold power over the world I created.
Holy crap! It's late, I'm tired and tell me that paragraph above didn't just make me sound like I should be chucked in the loony bin!
The second way you could take that would be like: "Oh the skeletons in my closet don't bother me anymore. I'm overcoming my fear and anxiety."
Yeah, just...just yeah. I'm done here guys.
More stories coming soon. Didn't want to write much on my vacation. It's vacation. Come on! Oh and there was that teensy problem that my computer crashed from some virus...but you know...nothing big *sarcasm*
Later guys ~ Eventhorizon6