The Bridge Builder

February 22, 2007 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

A neat poem that I came accross while reading a new book called An Unlit Path: One Family’s Journey Toward the Light of Truth by Deborah L. Hannah. I will let you know how I like it later, but this poem was in the very first chapter and really caught my heart.

The Bridge Builder

An old man going a lone highway
Came to the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and wide and steep,
With waters rolling cold and deep.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen steam had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here.

Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way.
You’ve crossed the chasm deep and wide,
Why build you this bridge at eventide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head.
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,

“There followed after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
The chasm that was naught to me.
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He too, must cross in the twilight dim-
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.”

~Will Allen Dromgoole

Love one another!~Yvonne
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