Thursday, June 7, 2012

In That Place (a poem)

Recently, a young woman from England dropped in here to say hello. I wandered over to her place and was touched by her courage, her wisdom and her awareness.

She's not had it easy. And yet, despite what she's had, and not had, she keeps taking one step and putting it in front of the last creating a new path into a place where sadness and darkness no longer invade the quiet of her journey into the light.

Today, she shared a song by Tom McRae and it resonated -- in particular, this phrase.

I'm livin' up here where the air is thin
where gravity don't bring you down.

And, as often happens when I hear or read or see something that stirs my soul, the muse awakens and words appear from that thin place where I breathe into the moment, free of air, free of expectation, free of anything other than sensing in the moment, the aliveness of possibility.

Thank you On My Way for touching my soul.


In That Place.
©2012 Louise Gallagher

Let me be
in that place
where gravity
don't bring me down
and rain
drops
don't flood
the fire
burning
in my heart.

Let me run
into that space
where gravity
holds me up
against
the wind
pushing me down
and I don't feel
the rain
falling
I don't feel
the cold
clawing
I don't
feel
cold
no more.

Let me run
and be
that one
who always sees
the brighter side
of life
the upside
of down
the other side
of inside
out.

Out there
somewhere
other than in that place
where I pull
against
gravity
urging me
to stand
up.

Let me be
in that place
where gravity
don't hold me
down.


 

9 comments:

Megan Willome said...

Yeah, I kind of think you're already there.

Maureen said...

You should set this to music and sing it.

Have a great weekend.

Louise Gallagher said...

Thanks Megan! That is my intent - to live in 'that place' beyond.

Louise Gallagher said...

Oh Maureen -- you do like to challenge the girl now don't you!

and... to be in 'that place' beyond is to pick up the challenge and sing it out!

ok.....

creating....

NOW! :)

nance said...

when
oh when
will it look lie
gravity has won
but my soul
she flies
away

talktodiana said...

I'm with Maureen! It would make a great song!

S. Etole said...

The rhythm is certainly there!

Becky said...

Yes!
You are so already in that place -- inspiring and encouraging and wrapping your beautiful soul around everyone you touch.
Beautiful.

Stacy Wills said...

loiuse, your poem is magical! thanks for the introduction to tom mcrae's music, too. :-)