The Path

A journey that started with a prayer

It was a short prayer
an honest prayer
a prayer that changed my life;
But nothing in that moment
showed me where the path ran.
In fact, I didn't notice the path;
I was just vaguely conscious
of a bright, glorious light
way off in an unimaginable future.

But, there was a path;
It's led me up into the hills
and down into unforeseen valleys,
so I could rarely see
much of the route ahead.
Sometimes it's been a hard climb,
Sometimes it's revealed glorious views,
But, always, that mysterious light
has glowed in the distance.

I will never turn back.

© Derrick Phillips - 2016