The Rock

The rock has a story
most rocks do
they may not tell it
so I will tell you.

This rock is where love
became more than hope
paths had crossed
they climbed up the mountain as two
walked down together as one.

Their souls poured out to each other
tears of sorrow and joy shared
arms around one another.

A chance was taken
by each one
and both together.
Into the night
the moon watched
the stars were right.

From laughter to solitude
weathering the storms.
The rock
resolute and silent
still there.

On the rock today
pondering
what would have been missed
without climbing up
reaching out
holding on.


Poem – ©Christopher Nielsen 2017
Image – The Rock –
©Christopher Nielsen 2017