She walked a lonely cobblestone road
lurching over the stones placed by others
curving slowly around hillsides of wonder
sliding down into gulleys of woe
crying over mountains of wounds
yet always rising up over the horizon
to shine once more another day.
She splashed through muddy downpours
of tears and disappointments
clouds threatening to drench her soul
guided by a single light she saw above
peaking through the leaves in the tree tops
as she danced around the boulders she carried
and skipped part of the way.
She turned to follow a rare trail
so hard to find it seemed almost hidden
she got caught in some clawing stickers
smelling a forest of wild roses posing
as a milestone of how far she had come.
While stumbling over the roots she didn’t see
she fell and scraped her knees repeatedly
before finally finding the path less taken
already in ruins and overgrown heavily
off to the right.