I wish for you a dragon’s fire
To breathe freedom to you
To raise you up on crystal wings
Far away from darker lands
It seems the purest souls
Are tested most these days
As though in exchange for generosity
Come ravages and pain
And so I cry to the heavens
Not this, not this again!
Let this dear friend find
Safe passage home
Victorious and complete
Hear me universe
Hear me now!
The essence of the earth to rise and comfort you
The essence of water, to quench your soul’s thirst
The essence of air, to gift you wide expanses
The essence of fire, to burn away all pain
I invoke all the elements
To be with you now
And bring you back to us safe
And healed in body and soul.
(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved
I am forever amazed at the depth of emotion your writing brings out in me, but this one truly provoked the tears. I am printing it and taking it with me. Thank you, for all you do, for me for all of us.
No, thank YOU, you’re a very special person and such a gift to us, so we are all with you in spirit and heart. 🙂 🙂 xxxxx
It is not often I blush, smile and cry at the same time.
🙂 my prayers are with you, speedy recovery my friend!! xxxxxx
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She is my favourite poet for a reason.
Wow! That’s the beauty of poetry, when the emotion felt is channeled into every syllable of every word, and your invocation of the elements is so awe inspiring and magical. Beautiful, powerful stuff – all will be well:-)
Yes, let it be so. All our prayers are with Ionia. 🙂
That is such a beautifully written creation… a wonderful dedication! 🙂
Thank you so much… hopefully it is worthy of Ionia! 🙂 🙂
Helen, this is a new favorite. The depth of emotion; it reaches to the core of me. Beautiful, Sis!!
Thanks Skye – it was felt very deeply while being written – Ionia is such a rare, completely generous person…it is so unfair that she should suffer this and I want all the heavens to rally to her side! 🙂
Praying for her. 🙂
Amazing dedication. I agree with everyone else that the deep emotion is so powerful.
Thanks Charles…probably why I was crying while I wrote it! 🙂 🙂
That’s the mark of a powerful poem.
I like this, a lot. I’m glad Ionia got to see it before she left.
Thanks Bradley, so am I, it came from the heart. 🙂 🙂
Spiritual and emotional. It is the sort of positive energy that will see her through. Thank you Helen. We love you Ionia.
Thanks so much, and yes, we all love Ionia – positive thoughts travelling to her from all over the globe!! 🙂 🙂
A great poem (as usual) and a great thought, but when Ionia starts breathing fire, where o where shall we hide?
I am sure she will be a friendly fire breathing type, LOL! 🙂 🙂
Thank you, Helen, for saying so beautifully and powerfully what all of us feel.
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
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A beautiful, emotionally charged dedication to our Ionia!
Just fab and says everything!
Thanks Helen, much appreciated!! 🙂 🙂
Beautiful poem, Helen. I’ve been busy with a sick kid so this is the first I’ve heard anything. I did wonder where Ionia was… All this positive energy will reach her, I’m sure!
Yes, may it be so!! Thanks so much!! 🙂 🙂 Hope your child is ok now?
Summer cold – he’s miserable right now, hopefully it won’t turn serious. Thanks for your concern. 🙂
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Dragon’s breath of awesomeness! I loved this Helen, thank you so much for doing it. 🙂
And thank you, and everyone else who have done tributes, every single one of them makes me cry!!! 🙂 🙂
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Amazing tribute 🙂
Thank you, she’s an amazing lady!! 🙂