"There's not much doubt in any of our minds that no complete idea springs fully formed from our brow,
needing only a handshake and a signature on the contract to send it off into the world to make twenty-five billion dollars.
The germ of the idea grows slowly..." - Walt Kelly

Friday, April 3, 2015

A journey in the desert

Day Three: A fourteener.

The screams of death did wake them from their early morning sleep,
and by the time the sun was high, no rest could they then keep.

They packed their things with greatest haste and made their way ahead -
far better to be bruised and tired than stay to die instead.

No sweetness of fond memories would dull the painful trip,
instead the horror of the dawn their wounded minds did rip.

Upon a great divide they came, a chasm deep and broad
and now despair, it did set in, they knew their hope a fraud.

Some fell to cry and others stood, eyes too dry to tear,
none could speak a helpful word, none could humble fear.

And then a great light, bold and proud, from the canyon rose,
an ancient man within its shine, who spoke in lilied prose.

My weary pilgrims, he began, you've traveled far and wide,
such pity is it, now, to find yourselves at my divide.

I know you flee from what you fear, an evil undeterred,
but know that there is solace here, a peace you've not yet heard.

You've tread on mystic land, my friends, on holy ground you've bled
so fear not what's behind you, for you are already dead.

Playing on my iTunes at this very moment:
Howard Shore, The Breaking of the Fellowship

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