Mysterious Ways


Poem by Gil

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I was drifting

like a dry, thin leaf

down from the highest tree

through space…

on a windy fall

in a faraway forest


I was wondering

where will I land…?


Suddenly

the wind picked me up again

before touching the ground

uplifted me above the trees

closer to the clouds


I was leaping

to another sphere

I felt my stature shifting

that life will never be the same


Down on a path below

I saw a herd

those two-legged creatures

walking in-line

falling down the cliff

into the relentless dark valley


I have seen it before

I was wondering

why do they keep repeating that...?


Suddenly

a whisper came to my listening

from one of the falling herd

through space...

he was asking the wind

to uplift him above the trees

closer to the clouds

so he will not have

to pick up his pieces

and start all over again


A new feeling flooded me

yet, so ancient

I believe it was, Compassion...


In a blink of an eye

my heart reached out to his

and as far as I remember...


He never touched the ground...



© Gil