The Language of the Heart
A message came
From a voice so soft,
So in love with life,
So wise beyond years.
She seemingly looked back in time,
To a frozen moment
Hearts could not pass by.
Lovingly, she held a beautiful foundling
Compassionately in her tiny arms
With a warm embrace.
And her tiny voice filled my soul,
As she comforted her new friend
And shared the treasure in her heart,
Of her Love,
One for the other.
And there I stood,
With tears astride my pride,
Disguised as a smile,
They were left hidden inside,
As I watched this child
Stand up for love,
Affirming all the hope there is in life,
Doing what was beautiful.
What was right.
In a lesson never too late for learning,
Something deep inside this child
Shared the reason we exist,
Our reason for living.
Her expression of abiding Love
Was for a very special creation,
The one Jason rescued
On the road of life,
The one he found
A long, long way from home,
With no place to go.
One so very near to death.
Many times I have seen
How the loving presence
Of an animal friend can heal,
Where people may have no effect.
The language of the heart,
Like other truths,
Seems, somehow, so simple.
The canyons of our minds
Can lead us down pathways
But there is a special place
Where warm, honest hearts
Sound a lot like music,
Feel like the warm embrace
Of gently winds
Caressing your face,
Tastes like the rain tastes.
Coming directly at you,
It becomes you.
And the winds of change
Blow gently, lovingly through you.
And what you were,
Is no more.
A Love for the wild and free
Becomes an enchanting, mysterious, unchained melody,
Like nothing that ever was
You and me.
Such Love lives on and on
In the Sacred Ground
Of the heart.
Transformed into loving memory,
It sustains, restores,
Nourishes what will be.
Our friend Jason’s treasured heart
In his desire to free Love again,
To save the Majesty of Being,
He found in a different kind of friend.
As he shared with me,
Shortly before he left this life,
“Love should never die
A secret death.
Nor should it fail
To live again.”
Then he entrusted
Saffron to me.
Saved from such suffering
As we could not comprehend,
He spoke of compassion
As such a splendor thing.
And what lay heavy in his own heart,
Through another precious life,
Found a way home.
Today I saw the tiny hand of a child
As it lay lovingly across the heart
Of his Noble salvation,
Our beautiful animal friend.
She felt for the gentle beat of its heart,
While what lay hidden
Deep inside of herself,
Never closes its eyes,
In the Soft, Still Quiet of the Night
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