I moved through the forest with ease
Light footed and full of joy.
My ears caught the slight sounds
Of animals moving through the underbrush.
My eyes narrowed in a search for movement.
I knew without a shadow of a doubt
That I was part of the sweet-smelling earth
And a part of the circling sun.
The sky was a part of my hungry soul.
When sundown came and filled my world
With darkness and revealed the light
Of a thousand stars, I knelt upon
The ground beneath my feet
And lit a fire to keep myself alive
And gave thanks to the God I knew
For providing me a place
To come and worship Him
And lay at His feet the burdens
Of my trembling heart,
Sure of the knowledge that He
Would forgive me of my sins
And set my humble spirit free.