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I Want to Be

I want to be…

A tree in the woods,
       branches swaying in the stormy wind
       roots digging in the soft moist earth
       shedding my leaves in the autumn
       starting afresh in the spring
       basking in the warm light of a summer sun
       shivering in the cold air of a winter’s day.
A raven in the sky,
       hollow bones lifting me high above the trees
       sharp beak and claws ready for a fight
       riding thermals with my wings stretched out
       feeling the currents shifting through my feathers
       steering with the tips of my tail
       scenting changes in fate through the fall of the shadow.
A flower in the meadow,
       blossom unfolding to catch the sun
       golden stamen glittering in the light
       sweet scent attracting buzzing bees
       vibrant colours catching butterflies
       sneaking tendril roots into the ground
       petals falling off, he loves me, he loves me not.
A little breeze in the air,
       shifting from here to there
       following currents to new horizons
       drifting up and drifting down
       lifting and dipping and diving and swirling
       creating patterns in the lush green grass
       dancing reflections in a still dark pond.
A spider sitting in my web,
       watching the world go by
       catching a fly or two in my sticky tangle
       stretching eight legs as far as they will go
       cutting threads with sharp scary teeth
       spinning lace of intricate patterns
       weaving strands of glistening gossamer.

I want to be…

A tree in the woods,
       branches changing with the seasons
       roots drinking in the past and future
       cosseted by the gentle little breeze,
       protection to the fearsome black raven
       embellished by the crafty spider’s web
       shading the pretty flower in the meadow.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

I Want to Be

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem by Sybille Sterk

This is about how I feel on the inside. :-)

Illustration to go with the poem here

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