Wire, and gaps between,
To allow the flow of dreams.
Trapped, or safe, behind the bars,
Daring to escape and venture afar.
Maybe to change and slip on through,
To follow the path of where the bird once flew.
Spread your wings, preen your feathers,
Trying hard not to hesitate on “never”.
A breath of air to fill your soul,
To take a leap of faith and surf the flow,
Of love and passion, your hearts desire,
And set your haunting demons on fire.
The thrill of releasing the fear,
Which has held you back all these years,
Can be just as frightening,
As you embrace this new beginning,
As you leave the security of this prison,
The unnerving comfort you have always lived in.
Perch on the hope of your wildest dreams,
And flee this birdcage requiem. - Emma Ahern, Hanoi Jan’18 - .
My journey to Southeast Asia was one of discovery. To learn more about life, to meet amazing new people and learn from them. To learn about how to find true contemptment with my own life, and with myself. I have some very deeply hidden uncomfortably dark issues which I had to learn how to allow to surface and subsequently, how to face them. I didn’t quite manage to fully deal with them (I think this is going to take more than a 3 week trip abroad to work on these) but I did manage to make a good start. How I know this is from how much progress I made with my yoga practice (a huge thank you to @charlottetempleyoga for seeing the best in me) and rekindling my love for writing poetry (a massive thank you to @neilahern for encouraging this) in the short time that I was away. Although I am home, the journey continues. And I’m ready for the adventure to becoming a stronger and more confident kinda person, who can fully and whole heartedly believe that “I am enough”. .
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