I have come to the end of the road;

Having climbed many a hill

And walked across many a valley.

Always there was a burning,

Yearning in my soul to continue,

Climb and experience.


At the end of this trail

I have learned that only 2 things

Really matter: those I loved and the Beloved.

Everything else was part of the journey;

Keeping me going until I reached this point.


What lies on the other side of this hill?

Who can say: it is unchartered

And I am exhausted by the climb.

When tomorrow dawns

Perhaps there will be another adventure

And more things to go and do?


Or perhaps I will just sit here

In the sun and rain-

Waiting for the Beloved

To lead me by my hand?



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