The Ending



It started long ago,
In a place not many dare to venture,
It was a miracle we got there at all,
But I am ever so delighted that we did.


The most beautiful sights,
A forest of glorious trees,
A river flowing the clearest water,
A cool breeze and a setting sun.


Wandering down the path,
Eventually a sight so foreign appears,
This unnamed creature,
An animal perhaps,


Or is it human?
And we are just unaware…


Approach with caution,
You don’t want to frighten it,
For although it looks harmless,
You can never know for sure.


Closer and closer still.


It becomes frightened,
And takes off running,
Friend or foe unknown,
But the pursuit has begun.


Through trees and bushes,
Over hills and bridges,
Around every obstacle it puts in our way,
And it appears again.


This time it faces us head on,
And bows,
A surrender?


It is honoring us,
As if saying congratulations,
It has conceded to our catch.


What is the catch?
What is this creature?
It is still unknown,
And it is clear it wishes to remain so.


Its honor returned,
It beckons our follow,
Obedience seems inevitable,
It leads into an unknown part of these woods.


It is here,
And it speaks,
“I have been caught,
And I commend my worthy adversaries.”

Further confusion persists,
For what was the competition,
What was caught,
What was earned?


It speaks again,
“Humans of your nature rarely reach to this point,
For you lack the patience, and determination necessary.
I am proud of you all,
And forever will be,
Keep these values close to your heart,
And you will live a life of treasure and ease.”


It has said all it needs,
And directs towards the exit of the forest,
Leaving now,
The creature’s message stays close.


Do not be impatient,
Allow time for life to develop,
Do not force things to happen,
For life will lead you down the right path.


Stay determined and persevere,
For you never know the treasures life holds.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

Perhaps the greatest form of understanding, is not understanding at all...

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