I thought I knew you, open heart, a man of risk.
Your eyes spoke of hope, a child like wonder, together we would fly.
We ran, we dared to dream
Wide open and unafraid I ran toward the cliff, the moment had come
I leapt, arms wide open off into the unknown
A sense of wonder and excitement overtook me.
I glanced to my left and to my right
You were no where to be found
I looked behind me, and there you stood
Head down, alone on the side of the cliff.
I tried to go back, to grab hold your hands and take you with me.
You turned your back, just out of reach.
I wept, alone, betrayed
You made your choice.
But wait! I am not alone!
Surrounded by a new sense of adventure
What’s this in the distance? There are others! They too leapt
We fall into formation, unity and a deep knowing.
We are headed home
A peace floods my soul, yet sadness lingers.
Mourning for the ones
who refused to fly.