The Unknown Road
A road not traveled is an unknown road,
It seems so lonely and it feels so cold,
But if it is not traveled it remains unknown.
I once traveled on an unknown road,
It was dark and I felt like I was wearing a blindfold,
I had no light so I could not see the holes,
Or the bumps or the stumps or the snakes in the grass,
Or the pigs that I had chasing my ass,
Or the trolls at the tolls that I had to pay in order to pass.
I made it out of the dark without drugs or guns,
With one set of footprints for me to speak on,
When I asked God why, he replied, "This is when I carried you, my son."
Then he sent me an angel to guide me one day,
Along with twenty-six strangers to travel with me,
A voice and a word for our Odyssey.
With a pen as our sword and a pad as our shield,
Each week we all traveled to a different battlefield,
Now we've reached OUR final victory, conquered the world, but not appeased.
Now that OUR journey is over, MINE has just begun,
The road now splits to twenty-six different ways instead of one,
Do not be afraid, just pray, and say, "Thy will be done."
But if you should slip and bruise your knee or there's a burden too heavy to bear,
Or you're feeling alone, your neck's in a noose,
Or someone's being a pain in the, you know where.
If you need someone just to listen, or to say those words that make you smile,
Or a joke to overwhelm you with laughter,
Parental advice or advice from someone's child,
If you simply haven't heard that voice in a while,
Or need encouragement to walk that extra mile,
Just remember these next words and smile:
We are only a phone call away,
No one will ever deny us the bonds that we've made,
So continue to travel that unknown road,
And I assure you,
Our paths will cross again someday.