I clutched my nest in frozen fear,
The day was bright, and very near
Seemed those great eagles in soaring flight
As they rode the thermals up to the heights.
I didn’t trust my untried wings, if they couldn’t unfold-
I’d be hurled down, crushed,– and tighter grew my hold!
“Don’t fear, let go,” A deep Voice said–
It spoke to my heart, not my head.
“Stretch your wings, breathe deeply and try
To embrace the wind, be a part of the sky!”
Something in me thrilled to those words,
And I found myself flying ! A bird among birds!
I wondered who had helped me become me-
From my self imposed prison, had set me free.
“They call me Death,” said the Voice, “Who are by Life confined,
“Yet it was I who freed your soul, unshackled your mind!”
“My name is Siva the Destroyer, in fear’s dark season,
“And they call me Brahma the Creator, at the dawn of reason!”