I Was, I Am


I was a firefly
I looked down
And I could see the brightness
I was capable of

I was a butterfly
I hugged myself, drew inward,
Wrapped snug into myself
And in time, drastic changes would appear

I was a bird;
An eagle
I stretched my wings to soar
I knew exactly how high I could fly

I was a flower
I grew for pure pleasure
I knew I looked good with no confirmations
Just because I was

I was a tree
Once a year I lost everything,
All of my leaves fell off
I never doubted my leaves would come back
My prosperity was a given

I was a fish
Swimming night and day
Nothing but swimming
But I knew my place and I loved the water
I never got tired of swimming

I was a dolphin
I leapt at the waves and traveled great distances
I had fun
And I never had to work for delight

I was a wolf
Part of a community, a pack
We fought, we mated, we loved, we cried to the moon when that love died.
I knew who I was in the pack.
And I felt at home.

Now I am a human

I can’t see the bright light that surrounds me, but I know it’s there.
I was a firefly.
I strive to become the best me I can be, and with time, I change – dramatically.
I was a butterfly.
There is no telling how high my soul can soar, I like that. What heights can I achieve in my lifetime?
I was an eagle.
I grow into a more confident image of myself, and I like what I see.
I was a flower.
I have lost and I have gained and I trust that prosperity is there for me; just because I AM.
I was a tree.
I live out of the water. I breathe. I never get tired of the feeling of the giving and receiving of breath.
I was a fish.
I love to play! I feel exhilarated at running, jumping, and feeling giddy. I like to hear myself laugh.
I was a dolphin.
I love. I bond. I feel loyalty to those I love.
I was a wolf.

Because I was, today I AM.

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4 Responses to I Was, I Am

  1. Don Simmons says:

    Very Shamanic!!! Love it ~~~

  2. Jeannie says:

    Oh my God! I have tears in my eyes! That is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read..or heard!

    • momssoulcafe says:

      Thank you, Jeannie. I still have “My Mark” of yours on my computer and read it now and again. It’s one of the most heart felt tributes I have ever read. I love you!

  3. Brenda says:

    I was so touched by this, Jennifer. It is amazing.

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