fragile

An untouchable eagle soars high above
the mountains to the heavens
powerful, majestic beauty wings outstretched
but can be dropped earthbound
by one hit of the hunters bullet.

Life can rise you out of the ashes,
smiling free falling with smooth caress
then boom, crash you are hit
Achilles knew the spot on that heel…ouch…
Jack and Jill fell down the hill.

Indeed, how very precious this one life is!
How sacred it is to breathe in
to breathe out
to touch the breast
and feel that red muscle pounding life…
powerful yet so achingly vulnerable.

You can skip and play
You can dance the day away
Hip Hop cool staccato moves
Step and flow hot Latin grooves
You can talk and smile
and live a life of dreams for a while
but when it hits you fall you STOP.

In black silence you crawl
and creep along holding the wounds
in slow motion life returns to the basics.
Your heart opens so wide bursting
with gratitude just to know that
one breath follows another and you
can still taste and can feel love.

Like a child, a tender baby
your survival needs are all that count
smiling it is enough to feel the breeze
on your cheek and to see
the suns rays dance through the shadows
on your window pane.

Turning points
Crossroads
Competition
Empowerment
Challenge
Stress
EGO… it all fades and your eyes
glisten as rain drop tears scud
down your cheek and a smile breaks
and then dances…ah you are ALIVE.

And life is Beautiful.

Lest we forget just how fragile we are.

© Anthea Slade 2010

Anthea Slade 9 July 2010

fragile

Anthea  Slade

Carlton North, Australia

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Sensitivity & Sensuality Series
by Reynaldo & Anthea

fragile featured in Touched by Fire 11 July 2010
fragile blogged in Touched by Fire 11 July 2010

Fragile and Fragile Dreams and fragile Poem is the thirteenth upload in our 22/22 (paintings/drawings/poems) Collaboration Sensitivity & Sensuality.

Collaborating with Reynaldo, a beautiful man and magnificent artist and gifted painter on our third major collaboration Sensitivity & Sensuality is indeed a great joy for me.

On the 2 July after experiencing extreme stomach pains for a day and a half I was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and had emergency surgery 9.30 pm on Friday Night. I had an organ that was a time bomb ticking and I was just a few short hours from not being here. With deepest gratitude I want to thank the doctors, nurses, orderlies, surgeons, friends and angels that helped me recieve this surgery before it was too late.

Anthea Slade

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