3,000 Paces East

Put a picture in your wallet
And keep it near you everywhere you go
You’ll never regret
Because you will step here, step there
Be born here and end up elsewhere
You have no choice, no say in the matter
You will go wherever fate decides to take you
Wherever your heart pulls you

It will bring you to leave people behind
To discern what is important and what is expendable
What is forever and what is temporal
What you need to stand up for
And what you can let fall by the wayside

You’ll learn to fall, learn to get back up
You’ll learn to cry and learn to be calloused
Life will make you run, then wait
You’ll learn when to tithe and when to take

It’s a long journey to make
And it takes up a lot of time
And you’ll wonder how it all escaped you
And you’ll hurt for a time when you realize
That while you were in your feelings
The clock was still ticking
And your time was running loose

All this time you thought you knew everything
You counted your wins and losses
You thought you knew about love and hate
You’d been through heartbreak and death
You thought you knew where to go from here
But you’re not really in charge
The wind and the weather and the climate changes
And you are no one big to argue

It takes a lot of time and it’s a long way
And you have no right to question it
You have no right to deny it
You were thrust onto the earth for this purpose
And you will boldly go or forever fear the outcome
Either way, the path never shortens

Just keep in your mind and in your heart
That wherever you end, you will end home
Should you not give up, should you give everything you have to give
Your heart will find its place

Have no fear for what you may leave behind
For if we were meant to meet again, we will
Our hearts will be forever linked
They’ll pull us together through the darkness
Through the wind and weather
Through the dusty roads that we can only walk for ourselves

We’ve made these ties, these pacts
Knowing these things to be true
And we’re still not done making the trip back home
Make sure that it’s a picture of every soul
You wish to find at the end of time
Keep it close to your heart
And you’ll never forget

3,000 Paces East

Jascie Epinn

Joined January 2009

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Artist's Description

I guess this is just what I have to say about people… the way we’re connected to one another. I mean this to be for friends, romantic relationships, parents, siblings, etc.

It’s to say that; if you truly found someone great and you love them and wish to be near them, even if you go away or they go away, that love will remain and connect you forever. And when it’s all said and done, if you truly care for that individual, you will be with them again.

Life isn’t easy. Life is hard. Life is a journey. And sometimes life is sad and you have to make hard decisions. Sometimes you miss people. Just remember that your love will unite you forever. Keep those people close to your heart and no one can take that from you.

And now that I think of it, I may have been writing this to myself.

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