Its been a long road,
from there to here.
Certainly, there have
been bumps along
the way, but it would
be wrong to say we
haven’t had our share
of smooth riding, too.
And, I admit, there have
been times we’ve gotten
lost, really lost!
The kind of lost that makes
you wonder if taking the
ride, in the first place,
was even worth it.
But - somehow, we got
And, like most such things,
it wasn’t long before all the
stress and the not knowing, not
having all the hope of getting
there, was soon forgotten.
And, we began to - believe,
Also, like on any long trip, we
had to endure lots of boredom.
The kind that gets to you, down
deep, in your bones, makes you
so agitated you want to strangle
Thank God for radios.
Its been a long road, from there
to here, cost us far more than
we anticipated, forced us to make
sacrifices that were painful, but
we did what we had to do.
Not like we had much choice.
At least, not any good ones.
So we held our noses, tried to
ignore the stench, and kept on
Life makes you do that, sometimes.
I wish I could tell you that when we
finally arrived things were okay, that
after a short rest , and a bath, some
decent food in us, we were able to
relax - and smile, for having made
it after our long journey together, but
long trips such as our’s are far from
We just stayed the course, until we
got to where we were going.
We - got there.
Most don’t, for whatever reasons.
No, we’re just here now - here.
Every now and again we look at
each other, not look look - but look.
And we smile.
We were never the kind of people who
thought we were something special or,
that, the sun and moon took note of us.
We’re just average, regular folk - unassuming,
and not much to bother
taking a second look at.
We just met, kinda decided we were each not that
bad, and threw caution
to the wind, took a chance,
so to speak.
We took a long ride, and, well, here we
We look at each other, now and again.
Not look look, but look.
…And we smile.