I ‘d rather be
I’d rather be a flowing river than a boulder in the way
So that I can traverse far lands and meet many friendly souls on the way.
I’d rather be a wafting breeze than a resisting storm
So that I can take the odours of true labour and care in my arms.
I’d rather be an expanding sky than a shrinking cosmos
So that I encompass more lands and be never at a loss.
I’d rather be a soft giving earth than a hard terrain
So that I am bed to many plants and a vessel to hold the torrential rain.
I ‘d rather be a light and warmth -giving fire than a burning inferno
So that I make hearts realise the importance of giving than saying ‘no’.