purpose

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for years and years she’d called the valley home
unsure of what to do with her instinctive urge to roam
so she’d rise and dance the day through with the sun
never quite could shake the feeling that someday she’d need to run
so one day she sighed and packed her life away
and said goodbye to all she loved cause she knew she couldn’t stay
she felt the stirring strong inside her gypsy soul
she craved to feel alive and free and whole
her wings spread out and flew her to the west
with an aching heart beating faster and faster in her chest
she wondered if she’d ever find the pieces of herself
or if she’d flown too far, or if she never should have left

but when she topped the mountain
at where her wings had brought her to
she cried and looked around her
she knew her purpose now had found her
the wind tangled in her brown hair as it blew
and she whispered to herself what she already knew
she’d lived her whole life waiting for this view

I Envy the Birds

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It’s time that my wings
Lift me off the ground
These chains have gotten heavy
And I’m so tired of being bound
You know I’d love to stay
But the wind calls me away
Oh, I swear, someday
I’ll make it back around

I need to fly
To feel my wings against the sky
To race the wind
Until I feel free again
It’s gonna hurt, the tears will burn
But I need to live, to learn
I’m breathing but I need to feel alive
I need to fly

when you hold me

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you make my soul fly
i close my eyes
and i am in your arms
where i know i am safe
i breathe you in
and it’s as if
i have never known anyone but you
i hear the steady rhythm of your heart
and know that you are real
more real than anything else
all that once mattered falls away
in this moment
as you press your lips to the crown of my head
and i cannot imagine
a greater peace
than being where you are