Fire, Water, Air

Bridge to Terabithia

~*~*~

I found a verse you left me
From a different era
Locked up in the pages
Of a book I read long ago.
It spoke to me volumes
Of days that passed by
Secrets hidden under pillows
And forgotten over time.

The fire always lit inside of me
Courage in a different form
I would always try to play with it
Even though my finger would burn.
Now the flames are welcoming
And warms the air all around me
But I am afraid of stepping closer
Even though I have been burning all along.

The winding gravel road
Upon which we tread so softly
Grating sand under the sole of our feet
A sound which is music to my ears.
I should have seen this coming
When I first stepped onto the ground
But I waived away any such thoughts
As I walked down the track alone.

Like early spring showers
That wash away the tears
I’m soaked to the bone with joy
And I long for the dawn of each day.
Waves come splashing from distant shores
And I’m swimming under the sea
Calling out to my dry self on the beach
To jump in and smile with me.

This self-destruct button
Has finally been silenced
Though I never held any fear
Even if someday it would have gone off.
Yet you feared for me
I never understood why
Maybe because I am in love with pain
And you’ve been trying to set me free.

The winds of change are blowing
Changing directions, dancing
I’m caught in the current
No longer resisting this change.
It carries the sound of my heartbeat
With the fragrance of a new day
Through these sands of time
Changing, forever changing.

There is no permanence
This I have learned with time
These fleeting moments I cherish more
For we’re just like autumn leaves.
I close my eyes and see you smiling
Not so far away, yet not close enough
The leaves keep twirling
Until we too find ourselves lost.

~*~*~

I received the Perfect Poet Award for Week 41. I am honored to receive the award and I accept it. The above is my acceptance poem. I would like to nominate Lady Pen for the next award.

I am also submitting the above for Thursday Poets’ Rally Week 42 hosted by Jingle. 

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38 thoughts on “Fire, Water, Air”

  1. This is simply beautiful and I’m not saying this just because I loved The Bridge to Terabithia. The ribbon of longing running through this poem is just enough the dredge my memories of yesterday.

  2. Great poem, so well expressed, raises some memories…to be in love with pain: perfectly understandable to me, yet extremely dangerous, many times it costs too much….
    Really great work, the award is surely appropriate 🙂

  3. With the fragrance of a new day
    Through these sands of time
    Changing, forever changing…

    S., I love it! So many memorable lines,
    and the read between them. The autumn leaves
    and that smile, such a perfect icon!

    This poem made my day! Thanks!

  4. Relating to the 3 elements of nature is hard – it invokes varying feelings at different circumstances and also when interacting at different stage.
    As things in our life continue to evolve and change – we are still glad that the 3 environmental factors remain constant to tell us that – sometimes, some things dont change..

  5. Have watched the movie a couple of times! I could relate to the free-spirited fun as was screened in the movie..

    Your words flowed like a beautiful song.. I loved that rhythm by which it grew!

    Yet another mind blowing piece..
    Hugs xox

  6. “Yet you feared for me
    I never understood why
    Maybe because I am in love with pain
    And you’ve been trying to set me free”

    i love these lines….you write beautifully….

  7. “And I’m swimming under the sea
    Calling out to my dry self on the beach
    To jump in and smile with me.”

    This part immediately jumped out at me. Very well done.

  8. Well done we all stand in a fire from time to time…sometimes by choice other times by life. Pain can come in many forms if it would interest you sense you did fire, water, air, perhaps you should try to describe the different pains of, Spirit,Body and Mind if that would interest you then i would happily read that one as well, great job look forward to seeing you next rally

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