dear heart
try not to pull yourself apart
though often
life seems very hard

your time is fleeting…

go, watch the birds of dawn
those splendid summer skies
wipe off the tears
that you have cried
and keep on breathing

and please

believe me when I say
whatever life
throws in your way
your soul can navigate
the waves

you must keep beating

and in your darkest times ahead
when sorrow
infiltrates your head
when all you know
are tears you’ve wept

please, keep on dreaming

and if you’re ever feeling down
know that the sun
will come around
your strength
can turn this ship about

never stop seeking

cast up your eyes
towards the skies
the stars are strung
upon the night
and when a shooting star arrives

don’t stop believing

pursue the time
that lies ahead
for when you’re gone
you’re ever dead
your life’s a gamble

embrace your being

lift up your chin
and search your smile
my child
your soul longs to be wild
to spread its wings
to soar
to thrive

dear heart, stop weeping

for life is fleeting…

© 2017 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.

Image: Forest Nymph by Saver-ag
Source: saver-ag.deviantart.com/art/Forest-Nympf-189538814

From Cradle to Grave

From Cradle to Grave


I love the endless starry nights, their everlasting shine
The climate and the way it forms my bright, poetic mind
Each twilight and secluded dusk, each wild, dynamic storm
The way the trees converse accord and endlessly transform
Each timeless melody from each and every soaring bird
My darling, every ounce of you, each fleeting, whispered word
The stillness of tall mountains, the rambling, rolling breeze
The sound of crashing oceans and the vastness of the seas
I prize each conscious moment, every drawn and exhaled breath
Each touch upon your fragile skin, each memory you left
I love the greens of unscathed land, the costly life Earth yields
The wide and twisted pathways, the fruits born to each field
The bugs and petals, thorns and dirt, oh, every precious day
My eloquent utopia, the happiness she pays
Oh, mortal life thou shall decline and leave me with death’s sting
Please, grant to me perpetual life and let my wild heart sing
For there are far too many thrills to miss upon life’s waves
Too many precious memories to craft from crib to grave
Please, grant to me unwritten days laden with life’s embrace
Then, I shall greet the reaper with a smile upon my face

© 2016 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.

Image by Alice Reiner

Bound To Nature

Bound To Nature


~Bound to Nature~

With my body and my blood
Bind me to the skies above
Grant my ashes to the breeze
May embers set my spirit free

Paint my soul a soaring bird
A melody professed unheard
A vessel upon stormy seas
No force shall ever hinder me

Send my cinders to the skies
Where moonbeams glow and eagles cry
Whilst all are sleeping, there I’ll fly
A zealous flame, a soul divine

Burn my bones and woeful pain
Breathe me back to life again
Cast my trinkets to the ground
To Mother Nature, I am bound

In every dusk and breaking dawn
My memory shall be reborn
As light reflects upon your face
I’ll be the warmth of its embrace

Listen, as I call to you
From every star and crescent moon
I am the air, the earth, the rain
The beauty of all that remains

~ © 2016 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.

Photo Credit: Unknown

As the Dust Settles…

As the Dust Settles…

I went away today
And as the dust settles, please know this
I do not walk in body, but in soul
‘We’ never changed
I left with you an abundance of memories and the fondest of my smiles
I still lovingly wrap my arms around you, as you gently fall asleep
And as you wash the dishes, my hands envelope your body
As I try to pull you closer to my lingering soul
To wash away your mellow tears
The parting of us is not the end of us
That, I could never allow
For as long as you exist, I exist
You carry my soul within you and I live in your precious memories
Look around you
The room may stand in silence
The sounds of us may have vanished and all that remains is the sound of time
But know this…I am with you
I still gaze into your starry eyes to whisper that I love you
I am here, as you go about your day
Eternally loving you
As we exist in separate realms, our connection is potent
Our love flows far and wide
When you lie in bed at night, gazing at my bedside, I shall lie with you and watch you fall asleep
Whenever you rest, I guard your soul
Our love remains unhindered
Please don’t close the door of your mind on me
Don’t walk within the shadows whilst I’m with you
Know that we are inseparable and that our bond is not defeated
I went away today
But we never parted
Don’t change your ways for me
Don’t sink into a pit of despair
Don’t punish your heart for missing me
I am here, waiting for you…always
You carry my heart as I wait for you
And like a river flowing into the sea, our love is a cycle unbroken
So go now, pack away your mourning clothes
Let light shine into your soul
Sing your happy songs
Decorate our home with memories
But most importantly, live wildly, my love
Live for the both of us
Show me your best kind of happiness and make me proud to love you
Then, in the deepest silence of your solitude, light a candle for me, for I am here with you
The day we fell in love, was the day loves flames consumed us
That day, we made a pledge to the universe
That we would separate for no man and no force
I went away today
But I’m still with you
Like the moon, sun and stars
My love for you lives on

~ © 2015 Amelia Dashwood