Promises to Keep
The clouds came over the valley,
Bringing the much needed winter rain,
And though we needed it so badly,
I didn’t realize the conditions sadly,
Would also bring me a bit of pain.
The path between the mountains
Had been closed due to snow,
And so I found myself surrounded,
By weary travelers also grounded,
Who had to wait until tomorrow.
But I had made a promise to my son,
That I would there in the morning,
Some of them turned back one by one,
But I could not sit still or wait for the sun
The pass was under a weather warning
II. Under the Stars
As I waited there by the road it seemed
The hours were so slow,
I could not wait for the first morning light,
But still the path was under snow.
It felt as if all this I had previously dreamed,
Waiting there by the road
That this long night held me still,
My heart carried a heavy load.
And for hours my soul cried and screamed,
I needed to go see my son,
I had a promise to keep but still,
Mother Nature’s fury had won.
III. The Road Not Taken
When the night finally became clear,
It revealed a sky full of bright stars,
All weary travelers began to cheer,
After the weather had been severe,
We could soon start driving our cars.
But still the mountain was dangerous,
Under that heavy blanket of snow,
It was going to be very treacherous,
Even if I wasn’t being adventurous,
But I had a promise, so I drove very slow.
At first I thought I was mistaken,
When halfway through the pass I got lost,
Then I remembered and became shaken,
There was a safer road I could have taken,
Now I’m in the path of a serious Frost.
Written by wallyroo92
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