The Proposal

My dear fellow Earthling,

I come to you with a proposal,
Of a way; a way that may bring some .......
Can we give it a try?
All we may need to do, is see. And acknowledge.
The beauty we are surrounded by.

Can we for a moment just be quiet and listen?
Listen to the sound of nature; the graceful fall of a raindrop, the kind melodies of our friends that fly,
Listen to the wordless pleas of our fellow beings, the unspoken and unbidden sufferance;
Listen to the one that speaks within, from without; whether awake or asleep?

Can we for a moment stop all the noise overpowering us, drowning us?
The overfull newspapers that have forgotten the dignity of words,
The constant chatter of the box that has forgotten the silence it was born in,
The cacophony of our selves that have forgotten restraint and the joy of zero?

Can we for a moment stop and really talk? To each other?
Talk of what moves us, inspires us or what hurts us, destroys us;
Talk of how we have come along so far, how did we manage despite the darts at our growing selves;
Talk about what we dream of, what we hope for, and where do we see us going from here?

Can we for a moment stop the negativity and support and boost some positivity?
By holding someone up instead of pulling 'em down,
By acknowledging a mistake instead of denying it and shunning it,
By willing to have a discussion and to admit that one may not know everything?

Can we for a moment pause and really see each other?
See our family and our neighbours, our friends and our relatives near or distant;
See the strangers that pass by, the street dwellers that go hard by;
See and be amazed at how we carry on despite all adversity, on our own little strengths?

Can we for a moment just be?
Be happy, be sad or be funny, be mad;
Be sisters, be brothers or be children, be elders;
Be kind, be gentle or be weak, be strong?

Can we for a moment just spare a moment and dedicate a Salute?
A salute to our impossible selves,
A salute to our will to live and be happy regardless of any eventuality,
A salute to the human spirit that lives on and will live on irrespective of endless assaults?

Can we give it a try?
To see the beauty we are surrounded by,
To acknowledge the beauty that pervades within,
To accept this proposal of a way,
A way that may bring some ..... ?
Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I don't see, maybe I'm naive;
But maybe you can tell me, what do you say?

Dear heart,

Where are you?
I miss you.
It's been a long time I have felt complete. At ease.
I do things but there's always something missing.
It took me a long time to realise
To realise that it's because I have lost you somewhere.
I hope that at least you are having a good time
Good time exploring and feeling.
I hope he talks to you now and then
Cos he hasn't spoken to me about you.
So I worry whether he has you or not.

I find myself thinking most of the time but there's always something missing.
I don't get through things. All the way through.
Because I miss you.
I can't put my heart into anything.
Because lo surprise! I see that I lost you somewhere.
I talk to people and find myself in another dimension
Not paying attention or showing much of an interest
How I despise that! So rude. I can't help it though
I see now why it is so.
Though I try, but I find myself trying really hard
And it doesn't seem as easy at it used to be.
Too much effort, not as effortless as you used to make it to be!

The place you beat in once, now aches in your absence.
It implores me to find you and bring you back.
I have been feeling I am missing something.
And now I see that I am missing you.
Why did you go away?
Maybe you liked him more than me.
Well in that case, I hope you are having a good time
And I hope he talks to you now and then.
Cos he hasn't spoken to me about you.
So I worry whether you are with him or not.

You are my compass to discern what is right or wrong.
I've lost you and now I see myself just tagging along
You are my guide, a guide to my dreams and wishes
And now I wonder what is it that I dream of and wish for
Words come knocking in memory of what they were
But they are just words, as empty as the shell that you left behind.
I hope you carry them safe cos I intend to find you one day and remind myself
I think I know where you are, though I don't know if that's where you are indeed
If I can't find you soon enough, please come and find me
As I'm sure you wouldn't bear to see your once sparkling flame
Whiling away directionless and stumbling lame.

Well, I did think about making myself a new heart
But it wouldn't be as beautiful as you
You, with the brave scars of times misunderstood, healing me patiently
You, with the courage to face any eventuality that came only with age
You, with your angelic presence always making me feel loved
How can I create all of that anew?
So I decided that I'd rather have the void of you,
At least it holds some traces of you.
At least it'll remind me now and again that I have lost you
And that I need to find you
Find you and hold you close
To not lose you so easily
As now I know how in your absence I live now miserably.

I'm happy though to know what I've been missing
Gives me hope, gives me something to hold on to
Gives me some food to survive on, in the knowledge
that you are out there somewhere
And that I wish to find you.
Yeah, one wish true.
In the absence of you.
To find you.
And to not lose you.

Hey you. You, who are privy to this letter, hold your heart close; share what it holds as much as you like, with as many as you like but dare not lose it, cos it truly is your anchor when you are still and the compass when you are drifting about.
Well, I shall get back to searching for mine while you go ahead and enjoy talking to yours :-)