The Journey’s End

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He has almost arrived, but his Journey’s not done.

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So he steps from the train feeling no longer young.

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He stands all alone in the cold and the damp

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and looks up at the sky past the hissing gas lamp.

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He picks up his bag without a cuss or a moan,

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And steps out on the road for the long walk home.

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Mile after mile as the day starts to fade

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and at last past the stream in the now leafless glade.

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He has reached his home with the last rays of sun

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Now he can say that his journey is done.

(Oakworth, West Yorkshire. November 2014)

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