Distant Land Beyond the Veil
There is a distant land far beyond the veil,
It is the land of the fae where once we knew,
What it was like to traverse over hill and dale,
Among the souls who love life and nature.
The veil has grown heavier over time,
And the land has become ever more distant,
For few now believe in the fae,
Or in the day when life with them was joyful.
At times it was not so joyful, but frustrating
If one had trouble relating to the fae.
For tricky and mischievous they could be,
When the attention they so love
Was not given freely,
And susceptible these little souls are.
Then far from us they moved.
It would behoove us to be kindly to them.
When treated with respect and kindness,
The fae can be benevolent and helpful,
They have good hearts, they are not mindless
Creatures to be shunned with shame.
If you develop a good friendship of trust,
With a faerie, they might tell you their name,
Which would be a high honor indeed,
For their name they do not easily reveal.
The fae believe their power is weakened
If they reveal their name, so be patient
If it is a friendship you are seeking.
One must show they can truly be trusted.
They will test you in subtle ways at times,
By telling you something that is not true,
Then wait to see if repeated by you.
Keep their secrets well and never do tell.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns