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The Weary Traveller
by Lynn Gordon
The door is closed and bolted, access is denied.
I must be wrong, it can’t be locked yet three times now I’ve tried.
My journey is almost over, and now I need to rest
But the door is closed and bolted what to do for the best.
My food supply diminished, my drinking water spent.
The heat is overwhelming, the sun does not relent.
The door is closed and bolted and shelter is denied
My limbs are heavy and aching, I need to be inside.
The door is closed and bolted, in frustration I lash out
I kick the darn thing hard and mean and now in pain I shout
Why are you closed and bolted? You were to be my sanctuary
On you I was relying, but you’ve abandoned me.
I’m desperate for some shelter, some water and some rest
I hold my head in weary pain, my fortitude is lost.
The door is closed and bolted, and I am so alone
This was to be my shelter on my long journey home.
I can’t go on, I simply can’t. I’m weak and hot and pained
This was to be my shelter, this bothy on the moor
And now it only offers – a closed and bolted door.
For many years it’s welcomed weary travellers, of which I am just one
But now it’s closed and bolted and my chance for rest is gone.
The door is closed and bolted, and yet I feel some hope
A bucket, pink and shining adorned with dots snow white.
Beckons me to take a look and what a welcome sight.
For nestled in the bucket, the answer to my prayers
A bottle of cool water, a straw hat for my head
A note from a fellow traveller; and here is what it said
The door is closed and bolted, and this may bring dismay
So please accept my gift to you, to help you on your way.
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