Shamans & Bards

Echo

3.27.2001

trapped Dolphin
swim
do not give
up
do not give
in

your fear is yours—
your
power that they
use against
you
DO NOT
let them

they have captured
the
sound
pounding in your
heart
and blasted it
back at you

back and front
from side
to side
it surrounds
you like a
cage

hear it now
for what
it is—
your rage

do not be
afraid
of your
own echo

echo

these are
you screams
this is your
Dream

Your dream

you wonder
why the night-
marish
sound
won’t stop
following you
around

why it
won’t stop
haunting
you

undaunting
to know
it is, that
the power
they use against
you is your
own—
your echo

hear it now
sing to it
loud
hear it singing
back
sing
with it
proud
do not be
afraid,
afraid of it,
follow, follow it

the ripples
that come with,
come with it

—your fear

claim it Now
Freedom is
to hear

yourself

again