So this is what life feels like
to come alive,
to live and be free.
The crispness in the air, is so joyous everywhere.
The flutter of the leaves, the whisper of the breeze, Nature comes alive this very eve.
Upon every mountaintop, upon every roof,
it is hard to dispute this joy I feel stems not from
With every beat of a metronome,
of a pendulum,
the music within my heart sings.
Soaring over mountaintops, rushing down the streams,
its melody screams to be released.
For out of this confinement a gift it will share to all of those who are willing to hear.
Take a moment and LISTEN.
Take a moment I plead.
Life is more than the hustle and bustle of greed.
If you wait a moment and pull yourself away
from your own misguided definition of life,
a melody might just sneak up on you
and grant you a glimpse of what it truly means to be alive.
Yet to find the truth one must dig deep beneath their hearts’ own soil,
sort through the roots which are heavily coiled.
The roots which bind not just the redwood, oak, and maple,
but the roots which binds life;
a single breath in one song.
There is Humanity found hidden within us all.
| Brandilyn Monene, MS4