In your fear 

You ignore her words given in honesty 

Fear prevents a good reply 

She asks questions because she’s interested in you 

Cares about your world 

Yet all you do is choke back fear 

She’s different you hiss,  keep away 

What is it that terrifies you so much?  

That’s she embraces new and change with a smile 

Any fear she has tucked deep inside till it’s melted 

Until strange becomes normal 

Still you shun her 

Afraid talking too much is making you think about life 

What you don’t want or more scarily 

Exactly what you do? 

Her thoughts mean your thoughts exchange 

And that would never do 

Because if she doesn’t live in fear of being her 

Then maybe neither do you 

But shun her if it’s easier and live in your fear 

Now she’s escaped the bars you embrace 

Saying I’ll never leave here 
Ailsa 

©AilsaCawleyPoetry2017

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Return to the woods

Resharing from last year….

ailsacawley

There’s not a soul around and it’s just getting light
Watery sun trying to break through
Clouds not strong enough to stop the progression
She smiles as she tethers herself
With a cord unseen to the earth beneath her feet
Wriggling toes to feel the connection
That she needs to sustain her very being
Feeling the oneness as energy sparks
A sigh escapes her lips and her shoulders
Drop to let her breathe the very essence of this other realm
Her ankles are tickled as grass reaches
Beckoning her forth be with us again it seems to say
We belong to one realm
She lies next to a gnarled tree on a carpet of leaves
Her fingers trace patterns in the bark
Rejuvenation is here in her forest retreat
The place she is centred
She will return in the morning but sighs with the wind
And makes her way back…

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