Heartbeat

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
hm-hmm, hm-hmm -
I transcend time to the jungle heat
of Haiti, where children danced and spun
on joyful feet, drums sung the part
of the ancient story of community,
and chimes of laughter entranced me.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
hm-hmm, hm-hmm.

Mother Earth turns toward light from light;
Her dark is a soft bed of mirth,
for night is space to harken new days
when hands can play, head can rest
heart is steady as it grows in the chest
making a place...for another chance.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
hm-hmm, hm-hmm.

The city's tone is cold, stark.
I'm busy, my eyes look down.
I'm told, profit is priority.
Each passerby, a mystery,
Don't look too close - it's scary.
What jewel is missing from my crown?
Your eyes look weary like mine.
Is the treasure we seek in each other?
If I knew you, what could I find?

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
hm-hmm, hm-hmm.

Round and round, the world, it goes,
leading us back to the source of hope
that comes as we twirl at the end of a rope
we must let go to reach out. We fear,
who will catch us? what is it for?
Pilgrim, listen.
Hear. You know.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
hm-hmm, hm-hmm.

Our sisters gather to form a net
with arms of love, and hums of song
that remind us: we each belong
to each other. Our common course
is a humble path to greater truth,
grounding us deeper with every breath
to the trees, to the bees, to the seas, all these,
a blissful-biosphere-family.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm,
Hm-hmm, hm-hmm.

Place your hand on your heart.
Feel your being's vibration.
Breathe, sister, breathe.
Know there is nothing apart.
Give thanks - you're alive!
You hold all possibility.

This world needs you and me.