Step by step I travel on the open road,
Called life, an unravelling episode:
Some days the sun shone; others, the wind blowed,
Some days I could not walk due to my workload,
My in-tray was a shock! it overflowed,
I longed to be out, in the air, on the road.
The path led far and wide: an uncertain road.
Past streams and rivers that fastly flowed,
Eyed only from the riverbank by a speckled toad
Ribbitting a secret language that only he knowed
Sat in his muddy kingdom, his waterlogged abode,
As I travelled along my journey’s road.
This is my path, this is my road,
I could fly, but money would have to be borrowed,
To apply you give your account number and sort code
Put your address down, and then the post code
Debt makes me unsettled, a feeling of forebode
And debt will weigh me down on the long steep road.
The River follows the strait of the road,
Men speed past, a whole boatload
Racing, their oars strike the water as they rowed
And the sweet smell of grass on the bank, freshly mowed
The rowers never stopped, they never slowed
As I walk along my solitary road.
By foot is the best for my amble on the road,
A car can break down and needs to be towed
The engine goes with a hiss and a bang, it explodes,
Car troubles make my heart sink and my spirit implode
And cars rust, in the rain they slowly erode
No, I will wear out my shoes on the stoney road.
I don’t know where I’m going on this road
Many times I have stopped to ponder a cross-road
And ended up lost, send a message by Morse-code!
But does anyone know where they’re going? Truth be told!
But we plough on in summer and huddled over when it snowed
We each forge our own path on the long and undetermined road.