Dearest heart that had been lost
I have not seen you for some time
The rays of sun that light the dust
Will make for joys that reach sublime.
In the journey long since tread
On the road that never ends
The feelings of impending dread
Seemed to be around each bend.
Lost in time a simple key
Seemed too far for me to grasp
I could not live with all the guilt
And shame that hissed just like an asp.
I floundered in the desert wastes
Scorched by unforgiving stars
Beat by beasts and men alike
We could not grasp just what was ours.
I dare not name the deeds gone by
We could not find a way to breathe
And living also seemed a chore
And some of us now gone.
They rode on winds that angels breathed
and glowed with light from streets of gold
I could not say just where they went
Perhaps they just will not grow old.
There seems too much to do
Now that I’m awake
Perhaps it really was a drug.
I couldn’t even say
all the gears that turn
reaching for a light
I feel some parts just burn.
I couldn’t even feel
The parts I thought I would
fumbling in a darkened hall
I hear a single step.
I am tired in my bones
and yet the whole thing just goes on
Christ have mercy now.
The school of love will leave its mark
and this we know to be quite true
As we wait to here those words,
“Yes, I really do love you.”
Help has come in strange strange places
Where I never thought to look
and often where I’d never go
If left alone myself.