Defeating fears of seasonal change
The leaves fall around me in utter silence, the wind simmers kindly, rain at bay but the clouds overhead are coming, the grey is forming its force field around us, they are trying to take over, there is certain fear.
Colour slashes through reinforcing happiness, change is part of this life and we need to embrace it. The darkness may form at times when we only need light, we must push through and carry on with our plight.
Low sunsets and wide eyed moons glow on us so brightly. Fighting against shaded mornings and quickened days into lost evenings. You rush through these hours trying to capture what’s left to live, when maybe it’s best to stop, take stock and just breathe.
Memories are made and sometimes come back to haunt us, it’s how you treat them on days where you can’t see beyond the shadows of harrowing scenes that blind us.
The cold is coming but so much is around to warm us. Be still and appreciate all that is around, nature will nurture you with hope that better times are ahead and you can enjoy all that binds us.
I refuse to be sucked in to sadness, come at me with the worst of all that you can bring, and I’ll merrily crash through your icy walls and emerge a better person knowing all that I have been.
I will not drown on rainy days or whimper under thunderous clouds. I will not hide from the wind but face it front on, I do not bow to your early finishing days.
I do not concede or choose to believe there isn’t a way out. There will be a clear path to the highest point and there I shall stand and scream out aloud, “I am here, and here to stand against your frightening ways”
You do not win in making me a lesser version of me, you make me stronger and add to the person I am destined to be. I march on to the top and do not look back, winter is coming and I treat you like all the others. I choose to see white calmness spread across the days and night. Although it may be dark, to me there will always be light.
A new year will start and the days will become longer. You will have reflected and made better choices. There will be hurdles of ice cold blasts but you will not be defeated, you are its master.
No time to look back now, spring will almost be upon us. So much to accomplish, so much to conquer. The leafs change to that beautiful light green colour, this means go, go thereafter.
Summer shines like the northern star, giving us time to rejoice and marvel at all we are. Children playing in the streets, beer gardens buzzing with wasps and bees. A whole year will have passed and I will still be here. The same person, the same woman standing independently.
Those tough circumstances, where impossible demands are made, the harsh withered faces, those stormy days, they will all be offset by mother nature’s wondrous ways. Keep going on your journey and truly engage, be every colour, your scale has no end.
Autumn, winter, spring and summer you are all my friends. The memories I make on this adventure ahead will be the best ones until the sweet beautiful end.