I gaze upon and eagle while standing at the door
I look again behind me not sure I want this anymore.
The eagle’s life I knew to be tranquil and so free
I look behind me once again it’s sure not that way for me.
I remember my flight with the eagle flying high above the crowd
Detached from turbulent emotions and egos screaming loud.
I watched as people attacked each other aiming for the heart.
I noticed the people that professed their love quickly torn apart.
I asked my friend the eagle why do you think they act this way.
He said they crave protection they don’t know any other way.
You see they never rise above and see the world I see.
They feel a life of beauty for them can never be.
They just need to relax their mind and follow their own heart.
For if they did this one small thing their lives would have a better start.
I listen to him intently and then asked what am I to do
Do I go back in to my path my friend or stay out here with you
He looked at me a second, thinking of what to say
Your mission of life is not about keeping things away
You’re here to live among them and help them to see the light.
To show a way to live their lives with out a constant fight
You can do your best to understand and help them find a better way
But if you choose to join them, then fighting will fill your days.
Remember the sights you’ve seen flying here with me
Take it with you now my friend and help them all to see.
Tell them of the sight you’ve seen the beauty from above
That they to can see this too they just have to rise above.
I pondered what the eagle said as I stepped back inside the door.
I think I’ll live my life from now on not fighting anymore.
I’ll try to live life gliding the way the eagle does.
To do my best to live my life balanced, with strength and with love.
I looked around with this conviction amazed at the sight
The world that looked so dark before had completely filled with light.
The sight of brightness helped me put my hard feeling down to rest.
So now my path is clear I understand my Quest.
To help people find their way to the future that they seek
To help them find a way out of pain and strength for when they’re weak.
R.Caruso © 2002