Leaf in the stream

posted 16 April 2002, updated 12 August 2007


From the tree of life you come,
A new-born bud in time�s great sun.
You begin to search for light,
You have not begun to fight.

You�re a leaf in the endless stream
That flows forever silently,
And you can do no more than dream
Of reaching to the peaceful sea.

A bud no more, you leave the stem,
To gather with the rest of them
In the violent, swirling crush
Of the ever-flowing rush.

You think you choose the way you take,
An error everyone will make.
Looking ahead, towards tomorrow,
You cannot see the path you follow.

You�re a leaf in the endless stream
That flows forever silently,
And you can do no more than dream
Of reaching to the peaceful sea.

Now the stream is wide and swift,
And you can see the growing rift
Between the course you want to take
And the path the river makes.

Confusion soon gives way to fear,
But there is no-one to hear.
You�re too far from your home tree,
That�s the price of being free.

You�re a leaf in the endless stream
That flows forever silently,
And you can do no more than dream
Of reaching to the peaceful sea.

Freedom is worth every cost,
But here and now your leaf is lost
And there is nothing you can do
To alter where the stream takes you.

Now�s the time for you to chose,
This choice will make you win or lose.
Where you go is not in question,
But how you get there is not destined.

You�re a leaf in the endless stream
That flows forever silently,
And you can do no more than dream
Of reaching to the peaceful sea.

The lesson everybody learns,
Travelling through the twists and turns
Is that those who travel quick
Go much further before they sink.

So don�t let the flow bemuse you
Or the rush of life confuse you
Travel fast and travel far
Let the world know who you are.


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