The Walk

Cheerful faces did surround us At our location fate did laugh The terrible news I absorbed It was on your behalf I stared at your smiling face Wondering how long I could wait To create for you a storm so cruel One that never would abate I tried to take you out of there To a more intimate place But you must have missed the look of dread upon my face You made me tell you there and then Oh how you did persevere No good options did remain for me To your demands I did adhere I tried to put my arms around you But to this you refused You had come to the realisation Of the journey that ensued Side by side in silence Five hundred steps we made A greater show of human strength I have yet to see displayed When you reached your safety You fell into my embrace That day, my love, you showed to me Your Beauty, Your Strength, Your Grace