This linear unfolding isn’t even for the birds cause I’m pretty sure they know the truth about time. They fly secret patterns only seen by their own kind, and unlock the scrim with reality flowing behind it. They let out the currents of the true wind before they close it up again. So they can fly in skies that trick the eye of the passerby But a dreamer's mind never lies patiently waiting to be shown something true, for their heart is restless with curious clues. And curious beings cannot keep from looking behind the screen, unlocking the glorious machine to turn it off so the birds can sing and we can hear. It interrupts the trains our thoughts are taught to ride in fear. The truth winds come and lay new tracks out of the past towards the open skies full of possibility and spectral lights for those with the courage to rise. The birds open our sleepy eyes, reminding us of wonder when we take a moment to look up. And when we're told to get our heads out of the clouds, we can say we dream for the sake of love. And no one wants to argue with that because everyone knows that's the stuff we all came for. And if we love enough, maybe a true wind will lift us, so 'we can open the door of time ourselves, for love is the only magic spell to reveal the passage waiting in our dreams. And if you ask a dreamer the secret to transcendence, they’ll tell you it helps to have wings. Copyright © 2021, S. Naify
The Truth About Time
Acceptance, Creative Writing, Essential, freeverse, nature, New Beginnings, Philosophy, Poetry, Rhyming Poem, Self Acceptance, Solidarity, Spirit, Transformation, Whimsy, wind
I wrote my first story when I was a wee girl of three, followed by my first poem when I was eight. I’ve been writing ever since as a way to cope with life. This practice evolved with learning in both structured settings and through the practice, itself. In my own healing crisis, I found a process I affectionately refer to as Poetic Alchemy. Now on the journey of getting my life back, I do this not only for myself but for you.
2 responses to “The Truth About Time”
Deeply insightful and uplifting writing… Kudos 👌 Keep inspiring 😊
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Thank you so much! It’s definitely a different mood. I’m glad you like it!