Peter J Marcroft
All these paths, they lead to you,
Yet these steps also carry me away,
For the bond was broken, like decayed glue,
And from this new path, it is easy to stray.
I never thought, I would walk alone,
Treading the path without you here,
Now I have lost and despair has grown
Alongside all of my fear.
The path of suicide, an end to this life,
A sudden release it tempts me,
But I turn from it, I desire a wife,
Not an empty and lifeless eternity.
The path of new love, there it glows,
Lighting the faces of new feeling,
But the sight of you, inside me grows,
And from this path, I am forever reeling.
The path of solitude, a chance to stand alone,
Myself, I would never dream to betray,
Steeling the heart, as cold as icy stone,
Sorrow fills me, and from this, I turn away.
The path of resurrection, I can rise again,
Beholding the beauty, of life in my palm,
Over my happiness I shall reign,
But of love I would have great qualm.
The path of reunion, us together,
The warm emotions call to me,
But like paper, the image does whether,
And I stand by myself, angrily.
Which road do I take?Too many to choose,
And in all it seems I suffer pain,
Why bother?I seem doomed to lose,
Has my adult life been in vain?
I call out to my strength, desperate to survive,
Alone, reunited, dead, or new love, I care not,
Just let me rejoin the path, feeling strong and alive
Instead of this mournful hell, where I’ll rot.
A new path comes to me, hazy and unclear,
I tread on it carefully and the feelings converge,
I step out, full of fear,
Not knowing, where I shall emerge.
I see so many things on my walk,
Pain, love, sorrow, joy, all are mine,
This is what I can have, if only I’d stalk
The path of destiny, truly divine.
I understand the riddle and enter the light,
Knowing that what comes is what will be,
Love and loss it will be alright,
As long as I face, the threat of insanity’s eternity…