Everything has a beginning

Everyone has a beginning.
On the tree of life we start
As too green leaves
Bright, yet fragile
Sprouting upon wobbly limbs,
Reaching for the sun in the sky.

It is a beginning.

With spring, comes strength.
Buds burst forward.
We are steadier,
As the winds bend us,
Rain revives us, and
The early years melt away.

It is the middle.

Blossoms slowly open
And the days warm—
So do we—Friendships mature
And the paths we’ve taken,
Grow more complex and take many turns.
Roads branch out in too many directions.

The sun beats down upon us and we bask in the freedom of it.

When fall comes, the
Roots of your past conjoin with each other.
They enables and entrap, and
As pages of life fall to the ground,
A multi-colored array of experiences
Scatter to the wind.

This is the wisdom bought and paid for with life.

Winter settles in and wraps
Around you as your roods grow
More and more tangles together
Until by spring again,
They have become one mass,
Showing lifetime of information,
Decisions made and choices taken.

In the beginning, spring
Brought us together with
The subtle beauty of a Cherry tree
From beneath the snow:
Its blooms peeking up
Begging to grow,
And the lifecycle continues
Until the last petal falls.

 

G Skye 2016/2017

 

 

Change is worth the work.

Change is Organic, not instant.
It moves slowly, and not always in linear fashion.
Each step forward breaks through,
But sometimes, it slides back and Fear and Hopelessness
Grip us, undermine us and take away that which we have gained.
Oh how we desire to be able to change the world
In a heartbeat.
Pass laws, and have the rest of our country
Fall in line with the future.
We are Idealists, and sometimes with Idealism
Comes the crashing realism.
We are full of such hope that it overwhelms us.
Freedom is not easy, nor is it free, but
Hope is, hope can carry you through,
Faith can drive you, faith in friendships, in the
greater goodness of a people.
Courage can win against even the most insurmountable odds.
Do not fear courage, do not give into hatred…
Accept what you can not change RIGHT NOW, and
Be PASSIONATE about what you can change in the Future.
EMBRACE the opportunity to fight harder, be stronger, and more brave.
We are Change, and Change is never easy.
But oh, it is so very worth it.
–G S Skye, November 11th, 2016