New Year’s Blessing

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❤ New Year's Blessing ❤
by Annette Marie Smith

May your soul be like an owl in winter
tree perched, ready to fly and soar
well feathered, for the snows to come
tuned to the moon to be able to bathe
in bright moonlight
star eyed and farseeing
and may you be one
of a parliament of owls
ready to shake the winds of the world
beneath the starlit sky of coming change.
May your soul be an Athena owl
signifying not only wisdom but also victory.
May you lull the voice of the wind to sleep
so that your soul's flight is filled with the silence
of talon sharp purpose
and finding what you seek.


❤ I am a restaurant leaver, a movie abandoner, a book-putter-downer, a vanisher, and I don’t intend to change. I am polite but committed to the leaving I do. I am not just looking to avoid toxic situations and/or people, I am rejecting that which is not right for me.

Here’s to, in 2016, more walking away from the wrong (for me) things and TOWARDS the rights. And may you do so too! ❤