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Valley Of Bones

Updated on August 23, 2012

Decision! Decision! Decision in the Valley of the Alive!

The Wind it blows where it will and it cannot be stopped by men

It bends and it shapes and pushes and sometimes it pulls

“Listen!” the wind whispered to me as I stood in the sun

“Listen!” it whispered in my ear, saying to me

“Listen to me! I am older than the hills you climbed as a boy

Older than the fields you walked in when you could go where you pleased

Older even than the water in which you swam when you went too far from the shore!

Surely, man, surely I know

Surely I know all the things that one who is old

As old as the Earth itself

Surely I know all these things!

Listen! And I will teach you!”

I bent my ear to the wind, but all I heard was the rush

The rush of the wind as it blew around my head

Pushing my hair

Decision! Decision in the Valley of the Alive!

I bent my ear but did not hear the things that one who is old

As old as the Earth itself

Would have to teach me.

But when I wasn't listening, I heard


I heard the sound of the words gently

Almost out of reach

I heard the sounds that men make

The sounds they make when they contend with men

When they contend with other men, or with the Earth

Or when they push back against the wind

Decision! Decision in the Valley of Bones! Decision!

The decision was made and written on a piece of paper

It can never be reversed, never turned back

What is unlocked cannot be shut

What has been uncovered will never be put to shame!

Oh mighty men, where have you all gone?

We have gone to the Valley of Bones,

To the Valley of the Alive!

Decision! It was made and once it was decreed

It could never be changed!

And a green and fertile place was decided

Where men could contend with the earth

Until they forced it to give up it's secrets

And then they could push back against the wind

Decision! Oh man, make now the decision

For once it is made

You can never change

Hurry! Make now your decision!

In the Valley of Bones!

Copyright © 2012 christopher w neal all rights reserved


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