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Ballad for a loner
Finding Eden © 2014
You walked alone so long that it became your destiny.
You learned to turn away, you learned to see
That people often stop at a first impression and a snap decision as they roll along.
And so you followed your own direction,
And you told yourself it didn't break your heart.
Kept your own counsel, though it set you far apart,
Till one day you came 'round this bend in the road
Where the land and sky opened up,
The soaring hymn of the deep, dark forests.
Blanketing trees draped over peaks, turbulent storm clouds uneven.
And you felt like you were finding Eden.
You recognize that you may be just as guilty,
As you turn away - you give no second chance.
Assume the worst, and you won't be surprised.
But now you open this small package with the universe inside.
As you go on in your new direction,
Collect sensations with which you fill your heart.
A wider world, a new perspective, as you
Look for that bend in the road.
Where the sand and sea opened up,
The distance lost on these foggy beaches
Rhythm of waves slapping the cliffs, the brooding gloom
And hidden meaning. And you are stumbling into Eden.