a thousand miles for one

May 16, 2009
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only one of these thousand
thoughts that plague my mind
keeps me going, enticing me
to walk these thousand miles
counting my steps, bake under
the intensity of a sun overhead
overflowing with hope, and
drown in the tears that the sky
cries for me every time i suffer a
violent storm of heartbreak

time and time again,
i ‘m forced to stop and rest

(wishing i could give up)

still i continue my pilgrimage
because something tells me
all my searching will be well
worth it in the very end,

that spark of uncertainty
in everything i do or say,

the absolute knowledge that
one in a thousand smiles is real
like a sharp needle in a rotting
haystack, the one that can truly
pierce a heart with love if found,
only one in a thousand

and it just
to be



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