~ That Long Journey ~
The road goes ever on and on
Or is that a passing dream
The mountains, valleys paths –
But chance in a larger Sea?
Open I am, to all that is
The shadow and the light
Betwixt the earth and sky
I rally for the sight.
I see the road ahead
The sun passes into red
A way-sign for the seeing eye –
No path I will not tread.
The signs they come
I have tried to make you see
Meandering paths, irregular they seem –
Your compass unlike mine, moves uncertainly.
A temple built with mortar and mind
May withstand the fire and wind
But a Keep is strong
Only if it is strong within.
That long journey, driven every day
By forces unseen
On that path it comes
That path, which leads to you and me.
The Sun it rises, upon a silken bed
Your auburn hair in reds and gold
Dancing in the light –
The emerald of your eyes, ever shinning bright.
Is this the journey’s end
On thorns I have bled?
In the distance, on another shore
Has the journey taken or given back a friend?
It has been said, that once begun
A journey must be done
No matter the weather or storm –
What of now, my love, that long journey
Comes again to me.
~ Finis ~