The Rock

The rock has a story
most rocks do
they may not tell it
so I will tell you

This rock is where love
became more than hope
paths had crossed
they climbed up the mountain as two
walked down together as one

Their souls poured out to each other
tears of sorrow and joy shared
arms around one another

A chance was taken
by each one
and both together

Into the night
the moon watched
the stars were right

From laughter to solitude
weathering the storms
the rock
resolute and silent
still there

On the rock today
what would have been missed
without climbing up
reaching out
holding on…

– © Chris Nielsen 2017
– image – The Rock
©Chris Nielsen 2017