Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths to endeavor.
Ralph J Bunche
I asked him,”can you take me to the highest place?”
“What then,” his response, with a puzzled look on his face?”
“I will know when I get there,” I replied.
The feeling to go I couldn’t hide.
When we arrived at the mountain top.
I felt pulled to be on the ground and look up without a sound.
Suctioned to the earth, I was covered by the heavens all around.
I sat up and looked in front of me and knew.
The mountain was holding a special view.
To some it may sound silly to hear, to me it was audibly and visually clear.
The mountains and the heavens are your gear.
Slide into the lake and conquer another fear.
I asked again,”can you take me to the lake to swim in the darkness of the night?”
With an expectant look he replied, “Yes, let’s do your bucket list right.”
The waters would signify all the tears through the years.
The moonlight would shine as nature pulls me near.
Grounded in earth, heaven and grace.
The moment delivered another embrace.
Swimming in the deep dark waters of the night was set.
My mountain man driving a boat to protect.
Each breath signified doing something new.
Accepting the challenge to be scared and move through.
To create love where misunderstandings appear.
To be strong where weakness fed on a reflection in the mirror.
To be aware where denial steals time.
To stand off the defensive line.
To strip it all down to the ground.
Letting go where you once were bound.