You were a very beautiful bird
Free to fly and constantly flying.
Beautiful and graceful,
Gentle and tender.
You delighted in golden mountains
And blue rivers.
You drank from silver brooks
And Heaven’s springs
While you were asleep,
A snake sneaked into your room
And mercilessly broke your wings.
You woke up
Unaware of your calamity,
You flapped your silver wings
And you couldn’t.
You looked at your side
And realized that your wings were
You were overcome with grief
And wept bitterly.
You were inconsolable in your loss.
After a while,
You picked up courage
And struggled to fly again
But you couldn’t.
Confused and ashamed,
You ran into a grave
And hid yourself
To mourn your loss.
The pit became your home.
One hut afternoon
You came out of your grave
To try again.
You looked left and right
To make sure you were alone.
You stood upon the earth,
and walked to an apple tree with shaky legs.
Under the apple tree,
You struggled to fly again.
As I watched you struggle and try to fly,
I was overcome by
My love and compassion
And I came down from my throne.
I carried you on my own wings, to the top
Of your favorite mountain.
And we talked for for months.
There I fed you with love and mercy
And I taught you
Great and powerful mysteries of love.
Most especially, I thought you how to
cling to my good news,
rejoice in my salvation and celebrate my redemption.
And you fell deeply in love
With me – Your teacher and redeemer.
When I saw that your love
Was very pure and acceptable,
I came upon you
And mended your broken wings and
Fixed it to perfection.
I crowned you with extraordinary grace.
Then I sat on my throne
And watched you fly.
You soared and soared,
Into the heavens and above the heavens.
You sang with the saints
And mingled with angels.
The inhabitants of Heaven
rejoiced with palm leaves and danced
You were covered with diamond and gold
You became the most beautiful bird
I introduced you
To the highest echelons of society.
You wined and dined with princes
And lived your life in the rainbow
Of my afterglow – sparkling and shining.
I showed you off to all creation,
And I boasted with you
And delighted in you.
You are blessed Indeed,
O beloved princess of heaven!
How wonderful you are, O Lord
You have promised great things to
Your princes and princesses.
May we constantly
Trust you to mend our broken wings.
May we remain in constant fellowship with you until
We behold and experience your great glory.