Soul Bard

By Jaimie VerlanderĀ 

One dark night as I wandered down the road to Killeigh
Through a forest I made my way
When out of the blackness and the silence of night
A bard’s voice began to sing
The sound of that voice, it pierced the dark
And echoed inside my soul
I followed the music through the dark wood
To a clearing where firelight did glow

In silence I crept, not a sound did I make
My presence concealed by the trees
I looked ’round the clearing and I spied a strange man
With a harp set upon his knees
From his lips fell the voice which filled my head
And burned itself into my heart
Then he ceased his song, his eyes looking up
And his gaze met mine in the dark

The Soul Bard looked into my eyes
The Soul Bard saw into my soul
His music brought tears to my eyes
And left my heart longing for more

In his eyes I saw the wisdom of a thousand years
And the knowledge of things yet to come
Then his voice rose again with that echo so sweet
It brought chills down the length of my spine
As the Soul Bard’s voice rang out in the night
I closed my eyes to hear
And when they opened again, I looked all around
But the Soul Bard he had disappeared

I thought it a dream, so I went on my way
But the Soul Bard lived on in my heart
And now and again when I walk through that wood
I can still hear his song in the dark
I can still see his eyes as they stared into mine
And the fire that burned within
And I know that his music will stay with my soul
Though I may never see him again

For the Soul Bard looked into my eyes
The Soul Bard saw into my soul
His music brought tears to my eyes
And left my heart longing for more

Oh his music brought tears to my eyes
And it left my heart longing for more…