SWIMMING WITH BLUE TURTLES

I awoke on the sands just before dawn

I watched as the sun rose
…revealing the little island paradise
…that I so longed for

It’s just out of my reach
…fear keeps me here on shore
…a short swim away from Nirvana

I sighed a moan of remorse
…the sea moaned back
…expressing it’s own regrets

I looked closely at the sea
…there in the early morning light
…turtles waiting, wanting like me

The largest spoke to me
…what saddens you so
…what is there, that is not here

The place of my dreams
…where I can escape myself
…and find myself, just the same

What is it you want, I asked
…here on the beach
…away from your home

We want simply to walk safely
…stroll along just because
…not having to nest in fear

I pondered these words
…so similar to my own
…so heartfelt and true

Come forward upon this land
…I shall be your guide
…I will serve to protect you

Cautiously they approached
…presenting themselves to the sun
…humming their content

I was there for them
…as if I were one of them
…vigilant to my promise

They returned to the ocean
…bodies warmed by the day
…souls warmed by memories

I took to the waters with them
…bathing in their safety
…swimming to my island

I did not find myself, there on that island.
I found myself in the souls of blue turtles.
My strength
My courage
My convictions
Brought to light by the needs of others!

8/15/12

SWIMMING WITH BLUE TURTLES

8upchef

Kettering, United States

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