The Wind and Your Soul

The wind is strong but is it a fairy?

It is speaking in my mind

The sound is like a voice I’ve heard before, in my dreams

There is nothing to understand because it is pure

It is truth that I can feel in my veins

In my mind I am dancing in it like a bird over a field

It is the kind of dance that ties me to the rest of the world

I can see every mind’s love written on the breeze

Carrying my words to minds in other places

But all these minds are not connected, unless they learn to listen

Listen with eyes closed and hearts open

It is not the way the wind moves but the sound that it carries that should speak to you

It carries my words from the deep parts of my soul and brings them into the light

The light and the wind travelling the earth like rivers full of words

The rivers connect and run wild, together and independent at the same time

Like I am, and like you are

A tapestry of words making up a universe

I have carried it with me for a long time in silence

Now I set it free so you can receive it

We are all souls, scattered in the wind

But I am like the man catching butterflies with his net, I hold my hands out to catch pieces of thoughts,

letting them run through my fingers like water from a cold river

I can’t hold them but they stay with me

Invisible to the eye but obvious to the heart

And my heart swells with thoughts imparted to me, ideas and feelings that whirl all around me

It is sometimes chaotic and sometimes wonderful, but it is always magic

I am within the wind, hearing its heartbeat

The world is like a great mind, a mind like an ocean we all pour into

Drop after drop of thoughts and hearts

That is why I am content, sitting back and seeing, because I can feel everything around me like a pulse

It’s alive, this world of minds and souls, as alive as I am as my mind wanders the earth

Free of judgement but brimming with joy

Rain drops on the surface of the earth like thoughts of love

They are welcome tears; of joy and care

But carelessness may replace care if no one wants to listen

Heartbeats go unnoticed because no minds are willing

To learn, and to unlearn

Old truths

Because we are breaking free from bonds of silence and ignorance

And we set out into the world together

Linked to each other with waves of energy,

As if we are arm in arm,

So our bones connect and intertwine like branches on a tree

A tree with branches as strong as bone, and as beautiful as a smile

If you saw me you would see my smile, wide and happy

Grinning with delight, and with hope

Hopeful for a new day where you don’t doubt me,

or the power of my diligent mind

Because I know it will take work to make you see

What I can see with my eyes closed

It travels with me as I walk

Each step is a lifetime of troubles I leave behind,

Letting it fall to the ground

And once it is behind me, I am free

I am as free as the water that travels beside me

A river that becomes the ocean and then a river again,

Endless like a soul

The voices rebound around the walls,

The green walls of this valley

I can hear them, clear as bells

And just like that,

I awaken

From my dream state, and I open my eyes

I piece together my reality, from what surrounds me

And I understand that it must all be real

The world that lives, like invisible energy in every breath

But also the blank stares and gaping mouths, of this harsher plane of reality

Still, I know the truth is there

Lying in the back of their minds, waiting

Maybe one day they will be able to see

What I can see, from my chair

I know with certainty

That I have to get up and move,

So I can tell you, and make you understand

What is so clear to me;

That there are so many kinds of minds,

And so many ways to speak

Your voice is not the only way

My voice is a silent thought,

That still reaches out and connects

With every other thought

My world and my ways, seep into yours

Like a good tea

And if you let yourself you will see,

That it is a good thing, a great thing

Because this is another way to see,

To breathe thoughts out into the atmosphere

If my silent words could be built into structures,

They would be a city

Full of open doors and windows

A city as strong as my mind is,

Because it would be built on love, and true communication

But that is all I can tell you,

From my chair

The rest you have to do yourself.

By Glen, written January 2014.

2 thoughts on “The Wind and Your Soul

  1. A wonderful poem, very deep and soul searching words. You are an amazing writer with a brilliant mind. Good luck for your future.

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