Soar High My Dear
A little bird sat in her cozy little nest,
Eyes gleaming with the glittering
Sparkles of possibility
Her mama noticed.
For she, too, had that same sparkle in her eye
as she sat gazing at the great vastness of the world.
So big, so beautiful.
So much to wonder.
So mama bird took little bird under her wing,
With eyes filled with beauty and wisdom, she said:
Soar high, my dear.
Soar passed the foggy haze of the doubters
Who have just never left.
Soar up above the mundane
Clock-wise routines, that leave
our taste for adventure in ash.
Higher than you’ve ever dreamed.
Because when you feel you have flown enough
You will see your wings were meant for flying.
They will take you places, little bird.
On to another adventure!
Past the shattered remnants
Of a lost love.
Past the sorrows of broken dreams,
Falling upon your wings like heavy raindrops,
With such earnest to ground you.
Soar higher than the tallest mountain you can see,
Past the unending oceans, past the flat valleys.
Soar past all you have ever known.
Little bird, Beyond these borders
You will find life.
Spread your wings of the Cliffs of Moher,
Let the winds of Ireland ruffle your feathers
As you breathe in the salty ocean air.
Fly to the top of the Eiffel Tower
Gaze down at Paris, lit up
Like the burning flames of a new love.
Let excitement fill your lungs, little bird
As accomplishment is now all
You will come to know.
Fly to Italia!
Take in the many aromas,
From their bustling coffee houses
To the citrusy scents that conquer the south.
Fly through the jungles of Thailand,
Watching elephants play in ice-cold water
Excitedly shooting streams
Of waterfalls upon the heads of travelers.
Jump the burning flames on
The island of Phi Phi!
Hear the screeching sounds of the howler monkeys
As you trek your way to ancient pyramids.
Live harder than you ever thought possible.
And on the days where you get tired,
Find a clearing to lay your head upon the Earth.
Gaze up at the majestic sky above
Watching the stars light up the night.
Breathing in hope,
Exhaling the purest love.
It is then that you will have become
A light for those around you to follow.
Soar high, my dear.
Quench the undying thirst of
Your soul’s desire.
Whatever you do,
Don’t look down.