Four Poems to Inspire You

 

 

Let’s gather by the golden, red fire
in the early morning,
before dawn breaks through.
While the madness of sleep still inhabits our minds.
Time to dance before the flames,
heal our younger selves,
while laughing and singing,
wildly spinning around the circle,
howling like wolves
under the moon.
Medicine women,
with the pharmacy of the earth
in our hands.
The windows we keep
between being inside
or out,
shattered away,
and the concrete barriers
we built around out hearts,
tumble down,
crashing in the fire;
the red flames reaching to the stars
and we do not burn.
The drumming goes faster.
The wild howling,
stomping of feet,
a feverish circling of the pit.
As the blue sky appears,
the sun slowly
ascending into dawn;
the small bits of ice formed at the edges of our spirit
melting away.
Hands held,
a circle formed,
a promise made,
as the flames die,
we are Reborn.
My inner child dances,
wild,
mad,
free
in movement to beating drums
only she could hear.
She stands on the edge of cliffs,
jumps,
dives
into the rushing, turning ocean,
and rises:
chilled, excited
exhilarated.
She carries sword and wand,
rides into battle
protecting villages,
rescuing beggars,
the children,
the lost ones,
bringing them home safely.
As for dragons,
my wild child,
she rides farther,
higher on the backs of dragon’s
that others
are terrified to slay.

 

ALL POETRY is the property of Susan Sontra, author of The Creating Room. The post may be shared but the poems cannot be shared outside of this posting.

One thought on “Four Poems to Inspire You

  1. All of these poems are deep and thought-provoking, but my over all favorite touches a personal level is I RISE… followed by a second close favorite for the same reason. I don’t see a title, but then it doesn’t seem to need one: I AM THE SHADOW…these two dig into the deepest nerves of the self’s soul.
    You are an inspiration to creativity and so much more.

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