My Adventure With The Whales
RISE UP AND PILOT YOUR SOUL
Far off I heard her whistling
Long, high pitch...thrilling
Again the lone whistle...my heart wakes
As if from sleep
Yes the echo moves my heart strings
Setting in motion my response
Though my mind is in a fiddle
‘Cause I don't know where...I don't know how....
DOooooo she whistles
Can't now...can't take the time.
CAN echoes through the caves of my soul
Drawn now, I set sail on the oceans of my life
But I question how to capture the "I can"
Barriers block me in
Waves of fear clutch my heart
Barely breathing with a thready pulse skipping in my ears
Off key with her call singing in the wind
Challenged, I pilot my heart to rise up
And face the winds of change that
Chisel off the T-barriers of cant, don't, won't...
Shafts of light focus so I can see clearly now
My heart pulse strong and meets her call
A symphony of can, do, now...
Barriers, shackles, hindrances, gone
And there deep in the ocean she gathers her mighty power
Bends and slides up into the wind,
Diving out of the water, dancing and breathing fresh air
Water glides off her, shimmering in the sun
I feel her joy as she flips and turns, freely stretching to the sky
I dive in
Salt water leaks into my mask stinging my eyes
No roar of the surf here in the deep
Colors of blue surround me, calm me.
I am more alive now than ever before
Slowly my vision clears and just inches under me
The baby whale moves with her mother
Six feet long, white tipped pectoral fins silently moving
She looks up
Our eyes meet, inches apart
I feel her looking deep into my heart, deeper into my soul
The ocean is alive with life as this six foot whale glides atop her thirty foot mother
And right by their side an older whale escort over forty feet guards
Time stands still
I've never felt so calm with animals of the deep so huge
The little one looks up and flaps her fins in joy
Breathe of life reaches from both of us through waves of currents
My heart leaps with joy
...which still echoes in my heart, today.
Silently she rides off into the sunlit waves
Just a baby whale riding and nursing on her mommy
Riding the oceans, learning about life
Piloting her soul
Focused, driven, giving, loving
Can you hear her call echoing in your heart?
Rise up and pilot your soul.
Copyright March 10, 2013. Ann L. Johnson. All rights reserved.