All Creatures GREAT and small

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I don’t care where you are in the food chain

Or on the social plane

From mole to elephant

From shark to sloth

There lies one truth

All desire to live free

All want to feel safe

The hierarchy of needs must be met

In order to reach the highest level

Of pure, unadulterated creativity

One’s true self uncovered

By shedding survival mode

By focusing ones attention

On that just out of reach concept

Meditating on the potential

The thought that started it off

That merged with the gut instinct

Wanting desperately to reach the pinnacle

Where it all comes together

Where the excess is shed

The fluff not needed

The purest form of thought

Of creativity not distracted by angst

Where the reason for existence

Comes into view

It takes training few will attempt

Much too easy to be complacent

How many will find their destiny

How many will leave while it is dark

To forage and find

The soul cries for renewal

It is silenced by addictions

Walls are constructed

To silence the call

Weapons are developed

To silence the prophets

Who will hear the call

Who will wake up when the night comes

Who will rise and dress

In wardrobes which define

The will of the souls intent

Held back by those who sleep

When they should wake up before the night comes

Work to find the meaning while it is day

For the light is a gift to see

The routines are set

The pace is insane

The world it whizzes by

But things will not stay the same

They will change on a dime

Leave us all strewn and trapped

We are naive and divided

As families, friends and nations

The media paints our minds

We speak no longer from the source

Time to search the heart

We are not all the same yet we are all equal

Time to find what we came here for

Set our eyes upward

Focus on what is important

Before the night comes

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The missing piece

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You know you’ve had a gap

A limp a lisp

A deficit

Before you know it

It seems just by chance

You brush up against

A piece you did not expect

It takes a while to realize

Your walk is smoother

Your speech is clearer

Everything seems easier

What is here now

You’ve never had before

Amazing to find

You rolled right onto it

That piece you did not have

Now everything moves faster

Everything is easier

So now its time

To rock and roll

There’s so much to see

Adventures await

Come on Boots

Start walking!

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Girl on a path

A Song and a Prayer for My Family

 

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-“Prayer for My Family”

 

It’s been the biggest part of me

The longing for home

Home is where my people are

For many years I was separated

Holidays were heartbreaking

Life was incomplete without them

God blessed me with my own

Three amazing daughters

Who have multiplied

My fifth grandchild is on the way

Four boys and a girl

I came from that equation

The only daughter

Four brothers

What a childhood I had

Like no other

Raised in a zoo of sorts

The animal kingdom

Was more comfortable for me

Than the world of humans

But now I feel the joy of knowing

Life gives you lemons

Make lemonade

And I am grateful

With All My Heart

For each and every one

Of my family and friends

Who have enriched my life

In hard times and in good

And now for the gift of

The protector of my heart

My Johnny I

My prayer is for peace and joy

For health and happiness

For more times together

For we are greater together

Than apart, way too much of that

May we find what we look for

And may the laughter increase

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This song above I wrote many years ago when I had 2 toddlers and someone gave me a piano for a month, then took it back. LOL! One day this song, which never comes out the same way twice came to me. My heart was reaching out in a prayer as I played – reaching towards home.. back to the State I came from. I missed them so much, but this song gave me hope. This song was recently chosen to be in the upcoming film 25 The Documentary of Tony Conigliaro, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I recorded it in one take, it is not perfect, just like me. But I give it to you if your heart needs a song today and a prayer may it give you peace and hope and comfort if you are waiting for a miracle.

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The Three Little Pigs

 

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The first little pig lived in a straw house

He had no worries about anything

He wanted a quick start

He wanted to go about life

Hating to worry or fuss

Not a strategist was he

A live by the seat of your pants one he was

A shared thought by the young

Until life smacked him down a notch

When everything went up in smoke

He ran to the second little pig

Who lived in a wood house

Older he knew a few more things

Trust must be earned not given

Going only by his own understanding

He built a solid home

One he felt he could be safe in

He was confident and assured of himself

But he was not aware

That he was targeted

The ordinary would not do

He did not understand the threat

He worked hard everyday

He was not free spirited as pig #1

Instead he tried to do everything right

But he had no strategic plan

Not involved in a more global intellect

He did not anticipate

That there was an enemy

Who did not think like he did

All he knew was how he believed things were

But much to his dismay

One overcast day his little brother arrived

Frantic and unable to think clearly

Because his ideology was shattered

When his straw house was destroyed

Knocking on his brothers door

He sought protection from the wolf

Who’s aim was total annihilation

Before they knew it there was a shout

Let me in, Let me in

Impulsively they shouted a response

Not by the hair of our chinny chin chins

Quick they ran out the back door

Not even trying to save a piece of paper

So desperate were they

They arrived at their brothers home

Made of brick it was

They always thought he spent too much

On thinking through every brick

Why so excessive

Didn’t it cost too much

As they all sat by the fire

Listening to the wolf cry out

Let me in, L E T M E I N

The older assured the two

Let me pour you a glass of wine

What you do not realize

Is that he has always been here

I have been preparing for this day

Do not fear, his lungs will give out

He cannot blow this house down

I am prepared

Now you know what you did not

And now I am not alone

He will diminish

We will increase

Our three gifts will combine now

And we will build a city

Where others can flee and find refuge

One of you is free to imagine

The other can plan and build

And I can oversee this now

We will build a mighty place

To raise up the mighty and capable

I have waited so long

But here we are now

My work is done

And a new work that is ours begins

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Take it to the limit

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Come on, and take it

Just one more step

I know you can’t see

Where you are going is a mystery

And it’s been so hard

But try with all your might

For one second to believe

That I am trustworthy

To lead you on

To where you won’t need

A guide to rely on

You will have an epiphany

I know, I have seen it

In a dream I saw you there

It was like magic

When it appeared I was not seeking

It’s only my heart that knows

The love I have wakes me up

I hear the voice in my mind

Speaking words of wisdom

Painting a masterpiece

It forms where my heart and mind are fused

There is no disconnect there

So take my hand

Take them both

Just breathe and know

You can make the decision

No one is forcing you to move

You can go back

You can give up

You can curl up in a corner

Where you feel safe

Or you can take the step

Terrified you will be

But after the first one’s done

The second one will be easier

And the one after that more so

For it’s only a choice, a decision

All the pain is in indecision

That is what is crippling you now

The past is gone

Let it go without a grudge

Okay now, my hand is right here

Do you want to grasp it

If you do it means you are ready

Ready to risk it all

Ready to find what you seek

Even if you do not see it

It’s okay to hesitate

But in a moment

I will tell you to choose

NOW I will shout

And you will either whither away

Or you will grasp my hand

And everything will change forever

What will you do

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Inspired

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I am at one with myself

I am a teacher

I am a listener

I am a pro-claimer

I want more

So much more

I want to follow

The path that leads me to it

I am standing on the high board

Not sure if I know how to swim

But I want to trust

That my soul knows the way

Fueled by my heritage

By generations

Of high fliers

Of risk takers

So hard to find kin these days

I now realize

That most of my life

I was lost- reaching for that something

That I could not explain

But I know it was there

Called a prodigy

Called mystical, spiritual

Called a freak

I knew I was different

Even weird

But its only because I was

And will always be me

A Folger, A Hale

From those two paths flow

Some seriously inquisitive folks

I wish I could absorb

The sound of the voices

Of my ancestors

As they tell me what they discovered

And how they found it

Time is so freakin short

I will not worry about the fact

That I will not accomplish even a portion

Of what I want to express

But I know

I live on

In my children and my grandchildren

This fact overwhelms me with joy and peace

So I will fly now

Higher and higher

Leaving behind those who once possessed me

I will forge the path

For those who are on my heels

Must keep them safe

Must inspire with hope

Give them a safe place to grow

Empower, Encourage

Yes, and A M E N

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Night Musing

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This is new for me

Writing while the news is on

Good test to see

Can I think and feel myself

While all the world is running a muck

The media frenzy pursues

Relentless and persistent

The narratives compete

Push and pull

Rip and tear

We are in a war for the mind

But who will take the time

To do the work to understand

What is truth

It is mingled with fiction

All a play for power

Oh the good ole days

So long forgotten

When news traveled on horses

In papers not spoken

On screens to allure

History is being rewritten

What was all the education for

It’s that time

To pay attention

To wake up and see

Things are being spun

So many just repeat

Like parrots on cue

To spread the news

True or false does not matter

I fear we may be asleep

Not realizing how crucial

These times they are

Gonna change the future

One way or another

What shall we do

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Born to be Free

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I am breathing hard as my steps are pulling me forward

Winding through the trees my heart races

I left the path seeking adventure

Always needing to explore to find the unexpected

There is just so much more

So many live by the rules

Safe in a ritual of obsessive order

Stifled by a strict regiment

I ran out the door

Freedom is power

Determined to ignore the path

I climb over fallen branches

Arms and legs get torn in the thicket

My pace picks up as I see

Light beaming through the treetops

It is brilliant colorful and mystical

The sun is rising to greet me

I left my bed in such a rush to answer the call

How do I know these things

I am at one with the calling upon my heart

So long suppressed

So long I lived inside a birdcage

Longing to be free to fly

Free to be wild and true to myself

The woods open

Here it is

I sashay towards the meadow

I climb upon the stone wall

My heart is listening

I am filling up with power

Not of my own, but borrowed from nature

I will return again and again

The hunger will always come back

Here is where inspiration is fueled

There is a world out there calling

It’s right outside the door

It’s calling you too

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together forever, goodbye

baby's breath

It came so swiftly that no one had any idea

There were plans

There was excitement

A new life is coming

You and I are one

We had created this little one to come

Something has shifted

What is this intuition

I cannot pay attention to anything else

Something deep is calling to me

I must pay attention

Something is wrong

It is too soon

Way too soon

Quick

We must run, we must fly

Help is on the way

But before we know it

Time stands still

We can’t be here yet

But we are

It’s all happening too fast

Wrong time

Best laid plans disappear

You are not ready to leave me yet

You cannot survive outside me

But you have come to us

Too soon

Rush

Hush the silent screams

H O P E

Must stay strong

Must believe in miracles

Time passes

All the latest and greatest to assist

But it is not to be

We must say goodbye

We must let you go

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Lost

Empty

Confused

Agony ensues

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What is next

Where is the meaning

But to honor your sweet memory

We will embrace the loss

Prepare to accept that the one small moment we had

Will be enough

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You have gone

We remain

Smile on us

See how much we loved you

Show us the way

We will carry you forever

In our hearts

Together forever

W E L O V E Y O U

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It’s been such a long time

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Decades have come and gone

Each had its lessons and memories

Some seemed to last an eternity

Others flew by

Youth does not understand

That it is over before you know it

Time stolen while grudges were held

And learning the meaning

Of love and friendship

Some can carry the anger, fear and hate

I could never house those things

Learning forgiveness

Learning to have power over evil

It’s no wonder so many get lost

As we all do for a time

To fall through the cracks

Land and live there

The world turns and shifts

We are unaware

Until the heart says

I want more

I want to be found

But wait- I must find myself

No more rescues

No more waiting

Time to make amends

Time to build dreams

Time to believe in the impossible

Having survived for so long

Now, those days are gone

I got it

I grasp the golden goblet

I stop running and turn around to see

An audience is not necessary

It is the wild skies

The wind upon the wastelands

Mixed with the waters of my intent

There is fertile ground yet

It must be tilled and planted

A harvest will come

And I will be surrounded by laborers

Not the least of whom is me

And we will clink glasses

As we celebrate the bounty

Plentiful it will be

More than my minds eye can see

Finally for me

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Insomnia

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The night is heavy

Sleep evades me

What is the secret to escaping the day

To drifting off and shutting down

Only sleep can cleanse the mind

Without it how will I cope

It’s been a while since the last time

I could not process all my thoughts

I’ve opened portholes to my soul

Closing them is beyond my reach

The body is weighted

The chest is heavy

The mind is overactive

The heart is weary

Soon the sun will rise

The world turns on schedule

Is there a message waiting for me in the sunrise

Anticipation is making me wait

If only I knew why

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You’ve got to carry that weight

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Like an egg in a shell

My heart has been sealed away

It’s so much safer in there

But when its time to grow the egg must be cracked

There is a time for everything

For some the time never comes

It takes great courage to look deep inside

It’s so much easier to avoid

To drink from the waters that blind

Soothing is what we seek

Joy and peace and gratitude

These aren’t gifts, they must be earned

By letting go

By seeing the real full bodied truth

We don’t usually know what that looks like

It’s so much easier to pretend

To hyper focus on something

Point all our feelings there

We must get out the anger fear and pain

We can’t make it worse by seeing

From someone else’s point of view

It’s too important to feel we are in control

Everything will fall apart if we open our hearts

What if we get hurt

Can’t take another blow

So we walk around in armored jackets

They help us not to feel

It’s so easy to be brave when you deny

All the losses and regrets

It’s just too sad to face

Until you see someone who gave it all

They sacrificed their own life for another

The other never understood the cost

The price was all or nothing

What a love so deep and so wide

So all consuming

A calling to give another safe passage

From the beginning till the bitter sweet end

Who will comfort you

When you gave up all for one

The others were left behind

But they are here now

To walk and not to run

To sit with you inside your hell

And be the light in the darkness

For it is your turn to feel the love

Your turn to be guided and protected

The world it whizzes by outside

No passerby can see you

But you are not alone

Something greater than yourself

Will now pick you up as you carry your load

And both of you will find

We’ve been here all the time

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The Sarah Hale Folger Project seeks to inspire greatness in humanity by sharing inspiring stories with the world. Please contact me here on my blog or through my website at http://www.TheArtUniverse.com

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