In the Country


The road is long which stretches before me,
twisting, curving in its earthly glory.
I’ve walked here many times with sin to pardon,
seeking release from my every burden.
Today I wished to tread again
the peaceful soil of my childhood land,
To hear the birds singing overhead,
but I hear the highways instead.
The galling sound of traffic going by,
Shouting over the little sigh,
I’ve expended slowly, wistfully,
After my serene life in the country.


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