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THE PURSUIT



The Pursuit




What would you give me for sunshine? he asked

And I said, I didn't know
As I stood in the rain and drowned in the pain
My eyes full of wistful and woe.

What would you give me for starshine? he asked

And I said, I didn't know
As I walked in the cold frozen white of the snow
With a million more miles to go.

What would you give me for roses? he asked

And I said, I didn't know
As I fell in the fever of the hot desert sand
And the night dropped to forty below.

What would you give me for solace? he asked

And I said, I didn't know
As I knelt in the gleam of the moon on the stream
My burning feet grateful below.

What would you give me for love? he asked

And I said, I didn't know
As I lifted my face to the stranger's embrace
My heart leapt and his answers told.


   
 ©by Voo
May 23, 2007
1:25 a.m.