A Strangers Journey


I stood my Horse in Forest ,

In much a strange array ,

Now startled as I wandered ,

Through the Visions of the Day .


Now Strange have I been ,

In many a stranger Land ,

But never quiet as Strange ;

As I stumbled on that Band !!


The Forest it did waver ,

My Vision began to Blur ,

Pavilions , Knights , and Tourney ,

From that Forest did Emerge .


With cup and bowl I seated ,

Around a blazing Fire .

Their song and Dance Entreated ,

And my Heart it did inspire .


I was Dressed in Finery ,

A Drum placed in my Hand ,

And soon I knew my Station ,

There amongst that Dancing Band .


For there amongst the Strangeness ,

I had Found a Place ,

Where I could rest my Soul ,

For a Brief and Glorious Space .


For Strange as I Had wandered ,

I was greeted by a Friend .

For once Someone Else ;

I would never Be , Again !!!


copyright James D. Hayes Jr.

A.K.A. The Dragon

A.K.A. James The Wise