IN THE END

Awakened by song of long distant voice
A beam of light cuts the abyss
Serenades calling, the lost and the falling
Sneaking into lives gone far amiss

The sound of strings breathing, emotions retrieving
New rhythm transforming new sight
Each serenade seeming, a shard of glass beaming
As stars in the deepest of night

With Joshua leading, I set forth proceeding
On journey that once traveled twice
Forms vision a-bursting; cools parched soul a-thirsting
…Yet contrary to former advice

Confusion distilling, my mind is not willing
To follow the truth in my heart
But asking and seeking, my thoughts are led streaking
To rest on “The Message” in part

Tears forming, veil thinning, in awe with mind spinning
A life long forgotten doth send
Scenes that come forming with comfort and warming
A promise made to an old friend

Then left to stand starring, confused and not daring
To act, lest my mask be discerned
Then a stranger reminding, slow motion rewinding
The strengths of my roots are returned

But the sacrifice haunting, the size of task daunting
Would at times rather cause all to fail
Each step leads to stumbling, each word becomes bumbling
And the Weight Of The World doth prevail

So in silence retreating, the darkness repeating
Slowly creeps in: the thought that I’m wrong
But my heart doth remember, the light of dream’s ember
Thus conviction to forge becomes strong

But alone I must travel and ignore the world’s gavel
On a fortune’s advice I have leaned
Knowing what I’ll be finding, cold shoulder reminding
What was warned when the council convened

But so many souls hang in the balance at hand…
Thus I must press on til the end
And I’ll risk every schilling, and pray that God willing
You will find…I’m forever your friend.

…Jeff Bresee

IN THE END

Jeff Bresee

Mansfield, United States

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