25 October 2008

long waiting

at this dark curve of the long mountain road
the signpost tells us just where we must go
those little places we are meant to know
but do not speak of method nor of mode
the yellow finger is a sort of goad
to warn us that our pace is yet too slow
our feet must hasten so we catch the glow
and make most certain that our goods are stowed
not here but soon a true signal will come
to clarify just who must keep the score
and who depart and lose the chance at fame
so much depends on true tone of the drum
not how or where each of us comes ashore
but only that we must accept the blame

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