A Thousand Miles
I have walked a thousand miles in the footsteps of another,
Then walked another thousand making footsteps of my own,
My intent, to circumvent the will of every other,
And find the peace of mind that you can only find alone.
And each step that was right, led me further forward,
And each step that was left, reminded me of home,
And between the left and right lay the distance I had covered,
As I distanced from the crowd and struck out on my own.
And if you strike out long enough you'll end back where you started,
Circumnavigate your way back to where it all began,
And only then you realise that those with whom you parted,
Said farewell to a boy and welcomed home a man.