What a journey lies before me,
Stretching as far as the eye can see,
What a road to conquer ahead,
I suppose it’s time to get out of bed.
With the winding road and rustling trees,
The singing of birds, the buzzing of bees,
On the road, my only company
Are the clothes on my back, the shoes on my feet.
It’s a bright and sunny day,
Of my path, I’m tempted to stray,
But no, I have to stay true.
Because if I get lost, then what do I do?
Oh, how the path goads
Me to go off the roads,
But I don’t listen, I don’t stray.
No matter what I hear it say.
After so long, I’m getting along.
I hope I did not walk wrong.
But I can see my destination,
How it fills me with trepidation.
What a journey lies behind me,
Stretching as far as the eye can see.
I had such a road to conquer ahead,
But now it’s time to go to bed.
Gabriel Tam Dumais
Originally Published in Vol. 47 Issue 4 on October 25th, 2017