Spiritual Visit.

I sit down at the table outside, it’s dark, the moon is so bright, it’s one of those nights you can see clearly in the dark

The cold tonight is chilling, I can feel it seeping in to me, taking my heat away

Just then I hear a loud hoot hoot, the owls are starting up the nightly hunt, I know when I go to bed I will hear there song all night long

The owls are very fond of the old tree by my bedroom window, I know I am so lucky

I know all the other animals are out, jumping, hopping & walking, going about their nightly routine

Just as I am about to stand, it’s far too cold tonight, almost as if the temperature suddenly dropped, a strange feeling comes over me

I know I am not alone, there are animals all around, many eyes I can’t see are watching me

No, this is not what I feel, I feel the presence of and soul

One that used to roam this land, who treated the land with respect

Who gave thanks for all he had, who returned all he took back to the land

Who only took what he needed, never more, never fulfilling a want

No, he is one who knew how this land should be loved, should be given more each day to survive

I can feel his worry, his sorrow for the land he loved, the land he taught his children to love & respect

I can feel his dismay that the land is withering away, that too many wants are being meet

I can feel so deeply within me, how he is devastated from all he sees

How the pain he feels inside for the land, is the same for him as if he is losing a loved one

I can feel his confusion, how did we get it so wrong, he is confused as to why respect is not shown to the land that provides us with so much of what we need

I go to open my mouth, to try to say, I can feel you, I know you are there, I understand your confusion, devastation & grief

I know I should, instead I say I can feel you, I too feel the same as you, I wish I could explain

The only reassurance I can give you, is some of us are trying to make it right

I am sorry for all you see, I am sorry the land has been abused

Please, take my apologies & try to find some peace, visit with the animals before you go

I am sure they will have their own stories to tell of what you see

Thank you for loving this land, I will take your hurt, & turn it into resolution

To make sure I teach my daughter how to love her land

One seems such a small number, sometimes one is all it takes.

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