July 25th Day of Time Out-Poem by Mel Brake

He is letting you know that the forces of nature are at work and that big changes are coming into your life right now. These changes have been slowly manifesting all around you and are now ready to burst forth and become reality. If you pay close attention to where you see the Redwing Blackbird you may be able to foresee what changes are coming.

Alternatively the Redwing Blackbird may also be an omen – letting you know that you will be a participant of a close family emotional shift that is important to their personal growth. It is important for you to stay grounded throughout this shift and to allow them the space to make the changes necessary. You are meant to be in a supportive role without inserting your own intentions or propaganda. Try to be the non judgmental, unconditionally accepting force that provides balance, grounding and a safe haven for those experiencing change. Do not participate in the drama – simply be there for them.

Redwing Blackbird brings omens, mysticism, reveals a fear that is ruling you, and opens you to receive new adventures and life experiences.


July 25th Day of Time Out

On July 25 walking up the mountain that is sacred to the Wamapoke in PA,
since I could not make it to the Mayan Temples in Mexico.

I was out of breath because my body was too heavy to carry my own weight
But I rose early that morning and I was determined to honor the Day of Time Out.

The Earth leading up to the mountain was wet from the morning dew and that night I had a vision that a black man was to be honored by the Mayan Gods and Goddess.

After complaining to myself that my feet were soaking like a sponge, I made it to the top of the summit and said a Morning Prayer to welcome the sun and the Mayan New Year.

I prayed that the Mayan God and Goddess blessed my family, the Earth and me.
The Mayan God and Goddess said “Do Not Worry” and my response was because I have everything that I need on the Earth.

I thought I had the mountain to myself besides the birds who I called to enjoin me in the Morning Prayer. Without a moment’s notice a small bird flew up to my face and that made me a little nervous.

But then a Red Winged Black Bird flew over my head and was hovering like a bumble bee. Then I thought about the vision I was blessed by the Mayan God and Goddess who return like Quetzalcoatl every year on July 25th The Day of Time Out.

And even though I was tired a young white bare-chested boy with black running tights and sneakers was running up the mountain like a gazelle as a young Mayan sacrifice to help bring in the new as I the old came down the mountain to share the message of a new hope and a new joy and a new beginning.

About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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