I’d like to fly in the night sky soon,
send my soul soaring, to the stars.
I’d like to shed this careworn skin,
and leave this heavy world of ours…
Oh, to cast off mortal woes!
And set this longing spirit free!
Unchain this life from weighted cares,
remake me as pure energy.
I’d streak across the midnight blue,
a fiery trail in my wake.
A reckless, unbound shooting star,
set free, for dreaming’s sake.
I’d wisp and slide around the void,
while the pure moon waxed and waned.
I’d shout defiance to all who tried,
to keep my mind fettered and chained.
And gleaming, streaming, sparkling light,
would mark me as Hope’s child.
Forever, could I roam far worlds,
and forever could I stay wild…
Nevermore bound to earthly trials,
I’d dance with the cosmic winds of change.
Following immortal, infinite flux,
discovering secrets, both known and strange.
My mind unwinds this vision bright,
I so yearn for this, freedom’s dream…
And I sigh, for I won’t get my wish this night.
Because I’m still tethered here, it would seem….
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2003