Let it go

    My trips to the forest and things I learn there.

    My mind was like a late autumn forest
    gnarled branches hung with fog so thick
    tangled roots I stumbled over starved
    tall rugged chimneys were shedding clouds of dead leaves.

    Climbing up the slippery path I thought
    I can’t forget my way back down, the only one I know
    this thorny maze glazed with dew and mud
    must surely lead somewhere, isn’t it always so?

    Just let me go
    Let me flow

    Followed the voices I had hardly heard before
    drowned out by all I wanted to forget
    the rain whispered if you’re struggling up
    the peak must surely be somewhere ahead

    but the path fell sharply down the slope
    and turned into a stretch of muddy sand
    never made it up above the clouds.
    My thoughts and time and rain stopped there, at the river bank.

    I let them go
    I let them flow

    Broke the water’s mirror with my numbing hands
    but my shaking face stayed there between
    the rolling pebbles, trees and the darkening sky behind
    that other side felt colder than the evening wind

    when the pale night’s eye blinked through the clouds
    and stars like raindrops fell into the glass
    gates darker than the night burst open wide
    cutting my heart loose from the future and the past.

    And I let them go
    I let them flow

    Dew drops play there on the strings of morning light
    flickering colours tint the drowsy rolling waves
    new blades of grass grow and hold on tight
    to hope reborn in simple everydays

    Between things clear at a closer look
    and wholeness certain only from afar
    flows this unwritten, ever open river book
    unstirred by anything, gone or yet to come.

    Just let it go
    let it flow

    Slow down
    Let your heart know
    Let the time flow
    Let your light glow

    These are just words but words can heal
    and always take me back where I belong
    that forest, river, and clouds so real
    my dreams of simplest things go on and on

    once in a while when the day grows dim
    the winged voices lead me there again to see
    my heart flying free with the autumn wind
    so light with everything it doesn’t have to be

    And I let it grow
    Let it flow

    Let the tears flow
    Let your peace grow
    Let your heart show
    Let the silence grow

    Slow down