Walk With Me
Take my hand and walk with me
Let me tell you about your life
I'll show you the Valley of Loneliness
And I'll try to tell you why.
We'll climb the ridge named Hindsight
And look down on the valley floor
For on that ground is laid a map
Of your life from birth till now.
Together we will walk that land
And I'll listen to what you say
As you tell me about the life you've led
And the feelings that you've had.
And in my turn I'll tell you how
That life has shaped your mind
And left its mark upon your soul
And made you who you are.
I loved you once.
Though I say 'once'
That 'once' continued on
For five and thirty years.
When I was aged
But just eighteen
You took me to my life
Until, when I was fifty-three
You lost your mind.
And then, by that losing
I in turn lost mine
Which, to this day
- Just like my heart -
Has never mended.