††††††† The Long Winter

All alone in midwinterís chill,

Time just seems to be standing still;

Cloudy skies and a sun so dim,

Haunted eyes and faces grim.

We are born in pain, and we live in fright,

But we cling to hope in the darkest night.

And once in a life the clouds may part,

And reveal a light to heal the heart.

Dreamt I stood in an empty room,

Choked by tears and a sense of doom.

Heard your voice in the distance call,

Pulling me back from the fall.

We are born in pain, and we live in fright,

But we cling to hope in the darkest night.

And once in a life the clouds may part,

And reveal a light to heal the heart.

††† One more cold day, hard and dead grey,

††† Still so far from coming home.

††† I gaze at the moon with a vision clear,

††† See the face of love, and feel no fear.

Looking back from some distant day

When this seasonís long passed away,

Maybe then we will shrug and say

This was not so much to pay.

Though youíre far away, I can feel you near,

When this winter ends, you will soon be here.

I wonder sometimes how it came to be

That fate should give your heart to me,

That fate should give your heart to me.

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