The Misunderstanding of the Lorelei

Don’t listen to the stories told
By men who are scared to walk.

Be careful whom you allow
into your circle of song.

We sing not to kill,
just to light you on fire.
We sing to open
your very heart’s desire.

Heart knows the song
when it gets close to us.
Some listen, some don’t
At their own peril.

We sing songs
that entice unfulfilled dreams
to be woken.
They enchant;
they titillate;
they awaken your soul.

Like our friends the Phoenix
Spirits can rise again and again.
If you let it or want it –
That’s a choice to be made.

We sing not to kill,
just to light you on fire.
We sing to open
your very heart’s desire.

Luring sailors to death
on the rocks of the Rhine
Is a silly pastime
for Sirens to bear.

Our rocks were built
for men ready to soar;
We bring water, firm footing and song in the air.

It’s just,
our songs,
once heard,
there is no going back.
Don’t try.
We cannot take responsibility
for what happens next.

We sing not to kill,
just to light you on fire.
We sing to open
your very heart’s desire.

There are men
Lost at sea
who have heard
about how our songs can transform.

They come seeking fame, money or fortune,
thinking that will set them free.
We sing the songs
no matter who you are.

That’s true.

We can’t help or stop
the songs coming through.

We sing not to kill,
just to light you on fire.
We sing to open
your very heart’s desire.

Our curse
is that there are people
who aren’t ready
for what a full life
will bring.

They make up stories
About the light workers
About the song makers
About the dream bringers

So you will stay at sea.

Drifting feels safer than land.

Water is so pretty.

It rocks you to sleep.

It has its place.

But if you stay out there too long
you might start
believing the
songs.
From the sailors
lost
at sea,
content
to let the wind
and
water
take them on
and then off
their course,
until the very rocks
of their souls
seem like treacherous
beings
luring them from their
already watery
graves.

Let the wind and water take you off course,
But always remember the rocks are the footing
That give way to flight.

And,

We sing not to kill,
just to light you on fire.
We sing to open
your very heart’s desire.

Sing with us.
Then, go.

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