The Dance of Joy

She stands alone

Her soul telling her it’s time

Her emotions overpowering her

Hurt, anger, fear, emptiness, guilt

Love, you ask?

She’s given it all away

Saved nothing for herself

She needs to find the child within her, the one that can laugh, sing and dance

Barefoot her body sways to the music of the drum

The feather carries the smoke towards her

Giving her the energy of each one of her sisters in the circle

Her healing journey is just beginning

The drums vibrating carry the music into each part of her body

Barefoot her earth-dance frees her heart

She twirls around and around

The rain gently falls caressing her giving her back the tears she had lost so long ago

With arms outstretched she catches rose petals in her hands

Laughing and singing she twirls around and around as she dances the dance of joy

She laughs, she sings, she twirls around and around as she dances the dance of joy

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse


About moosewalker

Recently I have learned to accept myself imperfections and all. I have always defined myself through others because I was afraid. Afraid to let people see the real me, afraid they may not like me, afraid they may break my heart. Standing here today I’ve been through all of that and I’m OK. I have found my voice through my writing and although I am a work in progress I finally feel free. Expressing myself and being honest with myself has allowed me to emerge from my shell. I haven’t completely discarded it for it’s been my hiding place all of my life. I’ve just redecorated! My greatest joy comes from having my words delight, inspire and move you. Please put your comments I love reading them. “Standing on the rock arms outstretched I can touch heaven and earth “ Love Always, Heather
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