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Lonely Reverie

"Alone in the woods seeking solace"
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"Cover is a valley near my house"

I walk alone by crystal stream,
Beneath a canopy of green,
In hopes that I can find a place,
To gaze up at the sky and dream.

Can my heart find solace there
Within the realm of Nature fair,
Where Peace is found in such sweet space,
So far from any human care.

For in my heart a shadow lies,
And in my soul, my true self cries.
For without Love, all hope is lost,
And our sad soul within us dies.

Can even Nature bring back Life,
And end my painful inner strife,
Or take me back to brighter times,
Where Light and Hope within were rife?

Or do I need to love again,
Risking heart and risking pain?
Will Love bring back the life I knew,
And Hope on weary spirit rain?

So in these woods I skyward gaze,
And lost in some half-conscious daze,
Imagine that I still have you,
To fill my heart with Love always.

At last I head back to my home,
Though as I go, I often roam.
But solace lurks not in this place,
And evermore I am alone.

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