Like two children
Learning to walk,
Fallen trees in the path,
Thorns in the trail;
Walking in the dark.

Holding their hands
Drawing them ahead.
Through slush and mud
And fire and wind,
Walking to learn.

The fire burns within…
When the journey’s done,
The darkness is past,
They’ve learned to walk,
It’s time to let go.

The walk was fun,
It’s now time to run.
Separate ways, other trails,
Out of reach,
But within earshot.