We walk our path with steps determined
Flashlight shined ahead.
At morning wake and pray come night
We’ll safely find our bed.
And in between we walk our path
To learn what comes that day.
With eyes wide open, mind so clear
We walk along our way.
Our path has twists and curves that come
And turn us all around.
Encounters come to fill our day
The push and pull abound.
Sometimes paths will cross in earnest
Two become just one.
The path is shared for reasons
That once fulfilled comes done.
Paths diverge and we continue
Walking ours again.
We say goodbye with wishes well
We take a step and then
We round the bend and look ahead
To just this moment’s view
Adopt the pace of nature to
Give each moment’s due.
But while the path was shared by two
And moments shared as well
The reason lost in moment’s due
We never failed to tell.
The sharing was the purpose,
And each put forth their due
The parting came in its own time
And we departed new.
We walk our path alone at times
And sometimes even longer.
The paths we shared prepare us for
Those times to be much stronger.
Crossing paths will always have
A reason we can’t find
Until a later date has come to
Open up our mind
And make it clear the crossing paths
Were meant to move our soul
To higher plains and better views
And understand the role
That each has played in times together
Meaningful and true
To wish each other safer passage
Along that higher view.