THE TRUE MISSING LINK
(The Golden Fowl and the Missing String)
Deep in the darkness of woods
inside the circle of animals and birds
a fire had almost burned down.
The animals had gathered from far and near
to have a Council deep in the woods.
The Guardian of The Fire and Light had died
since they last had a council
as strife had been ripe, warring forces rampant
by an act of blindness one had struck
the Guardian of The Fire and Light down.
This had come to the ears by ways of
birds and monkeys to every animal
in the deep darkness of woods
so now they had gathered around
the almost burned down fire
to see if they could salvage the rest.
The situation was grave.
The warring parties had laid down their arms
were there in the Circle with them all
The Light! The Light!
Bewildered they tried to look to each other
in the darkness of the woods
all they could see
were each others’ yellow, gleaming eyes
and hear the chanting
The Light, The Light!
The situation was graver than gravest
Suddenly a sound outside of the circles
of animals gathered around
the dying Fire once so bright
The Golden Fowl decided
she needed to go to God himself
to ask him to reattach
The Missing Link to all the animals
and to The Light of The Fire.
All the animals listened closely
as she stretched her wings and lifted upwards
through the darkness of the deep dark night.
She knew it would be dangerous
as she flew upwards
knew she had to get through a stretch
of huge, dark clouds.
Inside the clouds lived The King of Lightning
Bolts and Thunderstorms.
This was a very, very dangerous area
to try and enter
no one had tried it before.
The Golden Fowl who herself was small
and nothing but Light
was frightened as she flew into the clouds.
She could feel the wind drops on her wings settling
and the sight was becoming unclear.
Heavy with drops as she flew further and further
inwards and upwards, she was frightened alright.
Far below her she could hear all the animals chanting
The Light, The Light!
She knew she had to fly onwards all night
she had to get hold of that Missing Link
the Golden Bond of Light from Heavens above
even if she felt the fright.
Very tired now with wings heavy from raindrops
the Golden Fowl almost began to fall
down and down she fell
until suddenly it felt as if angels` wings
were catching her
lifting her upwards again
angels` wings cleaned her wings dry
of all the heavy drops
so she could fly in lightness again.
The Golden Fowl did
up and up till suddenly she saw
something big and yellow between clearing grey skies
and Eureka she thought.
But as she flew near she suddenly realized
that the light was nothing but
the huge eyes of The Thunder God himself!
The Little Golden Fowl`s wings
froze in mid-cloud
so scared got she it felt as if not only her blood froze
but so did the newly forming drops on wings so fine!
A huge thunderous roar came through
the grey clouds
and the little one began to fall, downwards and downwards
away from the foe.
Downwards she plummeted so fast
she could hear down there
the animals` chant:
The Light! The Light!
Faster and faster, downwards she went
till suddenly she landed ever so softly!
She fell into something very light
so beautiful, so colourful
and looking around
she shook her head heavy with raindrops
and saw nothing but beauty around.
As far as her small eyes could see
she saw nothing but streams of colours
green, red, yellow, blue, indigo,
green, red, yellow, blue indigo...
Little Fowl had fallen down on a rainbow!
When God himself high in the sky
had heard from the whisperings of angels
that The Fire of Life had almost gone out
and that Little Golden Fowl
had wanted to try and reconnect
the Missing Link from The Heavens above
he sent out his angels and sunny arms
to help her connecting.
Entering into the clouds
his arms transformed into huge rainbows
that could move so smoothly and fast
that not even the Thunder God himself could move past it
nor move fast enough to blow it away
with his ferocious breathing.
Little Fowl was lifted higher and higher
all into the Heart of the Sun!
She rested and bathed in Life, Love and Light
and when she was ready again
lifted her wings
carrying in her little beak
one single string.
The beginning of The Golden Bond
of The Missing Link
to bring it back down to Earth
to rekindle The Fire of Life
deep down there in The Forest so dark
where all the animals were living.
And so she did, Little Golden Fowl
now with protection of angels` wings
and rainbow arms in between
she landed safely on Earth again.
Flew gently over to the almost dying Fire
with bond of Golden Life from Above
and reignited it into
A Huge Golden Fire of Light
And all the animals were singing and chanting
The Light, The Light.
A Fire so bright
it lit up all woods and all of the heavens.
I have based this in part on an African oral story of unknown origin, but the title and theme is my own, especially from “after the animals has gathered around the fire”, and so I have created more than 2/3 and made my own “twist” as a fable..