‘stead of mourning for my wasted life
rather be Eagle, graceful, soaring high
above the clouds on outstretched wings
I glide on gentle lifting winds
then dive to thrill of rushing air
to search for You.

And guided by your soft sweet sigh
I find You silent, sitting high
on lonely cliff embraced by blues
the myriad hues of sea and sky.
You turn to me with inward gaze
eyes lost of hope by dark despair
I turn aside, ’tis private grief
a garment worn as second skin
of lonely courage long forgot
by world You once danced in.

I sit beside you on the crag
silent in respect for You
lost in time we gaze out to sea
’til I sense my presence comforts thee
…then lovingly, tenderly, ever so gently
I take your Anguish and your Pain
no longer yours they are now mine
your eyes spring with tears at my gesture of love
as I witness you warily reach back in time
to your life before darkness
where Light and Love shine

…then we rise on wings as together we soar
higher, higher through sapphire sky
soft evening light to show the way
give me your tears and You will see
the pureness in Beauty as we sail free
to find You a haven, enfold with warm love
so You can remember smiles’ beauty you wore
and relive the joy of love’s skin on yours.

Then high and free ‘bove evening sky
embraced by sunset’s crimson hues
I finally offer my gift to You
your eyes lock on mine, astonished to see
my own reflection mirrored back to thee
for I am You, and You are Me
just as so ‘oft you dreamed it would be

…then graceful Eagle rises one last time
as Gift blossoms free like flower bloom
for final journey to top of the world
feeling Joy at last on wings outstretched
my heart is at home, I let go of despair
and embrace lost laughter filling the air
uplifting symphony silent so long
sets me free and takes me home
to my gentle cocoon, familiar warm nest
where I, graceful Eagle, can die in peace
and finally rest.

As I enter sweet death just before I die
I turn towards Eagle, see nothing but sky
tears flow freely as I say goodbye
and all around me sky becomes golden hue
’tis my love flowing freely from long silent heart
for a bird who came nightly to soften my dreams
who gave comfort and succour when no-one else cared
You, graceful Eagle were always there
…I humbly thank you
with love

Wendy Chipperfield

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