One goes ahead of you

You do not have to do this on your own.

The path has been trodden before.

One goes ahead of you.

All your doubts and fears,

spoken and unspoken,

have been experienced before.

Whatever you face has been faced.

Your questions about life and death.

And the personal stuff you are carrying with you.

That sack of stories.

All of it is shared.

This does not mean that everything is planned out for you.

But rather that the path will reveal itself as you walk it.

With just the hint of another.

The outline of a footprint in the earth,

some clearing in the grass,

a fragrance.

So take the next step, with faith and hope and love.

One goes ahead of you.                 Ian Adams