Alone Together


Lo, I was lost but now I see
That what’s for others, not for me
This bloodless land not meant to be
my home or yours…so why don’t we
continue on this path unknown
for surely this
is not our home.

So on and on and on we roam,
on further down this lonely road
our blistr’d feet, this heavy load
We whisper,
“Leave this truth untold…”

‘Cause don’t look up, there is on sun
Just follow me, as I’ve begun to
realize this barren path on which
all others, too, must pass,
is desperate long,
our journey fast.

This final thrust, their truth undone
for all their speak of light and sun that heals…
Indeed, they are the foolish ones.
Who’ll nurse their wounds when evil’s won?
So, steady on,
my chosen one.

Yes, they cry love but cannot see
these darkest dreams of you and me.
You are like me and not like she.
On this sharp point
we well agree.

And oh, the silly games they play,
content to pay another day!
They say there is another way but
they don’t know what we’ve been through,
what we’ve endured,
just me and you.

Our wretched task it tracks us still
and we alone must gather will.
Our fingers ache, to let it go.
Plead as we will,
it lingers so…

We know and know and know the cause!
Those babes, they just can’t see its claws.
So love them well until they die,
and shield them well as past goes by,
but batten’d down for stormy weather
We soldier on,
alone together.

Our dark-cast sisters know the mire,
who taste its blood, charred in its fire,
and breathe its ash ’til we expire.
We broken ones, we claim our right
to cling to it with all our might.
This heaving cloak well soaked with sweat,
relentlessly, with baited breath,
it hounds our heels,
lest we forget.


Published by Paula D. Tozer

I am a writer, poet and singer/songwriter. I am a Toastmaster, motivational speaker, personal creativity coach, and workshop leader. My most sincere wish is to share my words with others, and that we both benefit from the exchange.

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