Saturday, August 11, 2007

Raise the Sky

Everyone has been here. If you have not, are you alive? The sky comes low, and I feel the pressure. I'm bone tired. I wonder what it's like to die.

Who wants the sky down like a ceiling? Dark and low, overhead, it's not my friend. The colors so far off are holding my fire, my feelings. I need to raise the sky off my head.

The air is pressing in on me.

I stretch a bit to make me taller. The clouds respond with an upward move. A breeze begins. It's just light one, but a tiny hair tickles my face. I see a glimpse of light upon it. I feel a sparkle in my eye. I stand that little bit taller. The clouds again respond by moring high.

They say we make the weather. I've never tried to make it rain. I went for snowfall at midnight on Christmas eve once. Sure enough it really came. Yet, who'd have thought, when I was feeling pressured, that all I had to do was raise the sky?
--me strauss Letting me be

8 comments:

dsnake1 said...

Liz, you can do it because you have belief in yourself. :)

Next time I am feeling stifled, in the office or in my daily life, i will remember your words and say "raise the sky!", and see what the others think. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dsnake!
You can raise the sky. It's just a matter of not letting the dark thought hold you down. :)

Dawn said...

Your words made me actually feel in my body what you were describing. Especially these words:

The colors so far off are holding my fire, my feelings. I need to raise the sky off my head.

I felt the effort it takes at times to go after what I need, what I want more than anything else.

Your words help me move into this new day with a new focus. Thank you for this, Liz.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dawn,
And your words. Help me hear my own again and now I face my day with a new purpose myself. :)

easywriter said...

These are timely word. How well you captured those feelings of being weighed down. Thank you for this.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Easy!
It's so wonderful to see you. I come by once in a while to see if you're around. :)

easywriter said...

I have three new posts up and I am trying to decide whether or not I could actually be a writer. Don't know if there's a book in me or not or if anyone would even be interested in my work other than as a curious sort of blog :o)

ME Strauss said...

Easy,
You already are a writer. Book or no book that doesn't change. Hold your heart with your pen. You are a writer just the same.