we walk the way that has no end

Words: Bronwyn Angela White

Tune: Winchester (Ride on, ride on in majesty)

Wellington Botanic Gardens, 2011
© bronwyn angela white

We walk in silence while the earth

Quivers and cracks beneath our feet

Swallows our dreams and shatters worth

Solemn, we trudge to hearts’ dull beat.

 

We walk while singing, motley choir

of traitors, lovers, meek and proud

Small sparks of apostolic fire

light up the path, lighten the shroud.

 

We walk in solidarity

and sing of hope that never dies

We march to end disparity

graves open as our spirits rise.

 

We walk the way that has no end

Free to evolve, transform our creed

Hearts, torn like curtains, start to mend

Love rising now in word, in deed.

Chaffers Park, Wellington 2012
© bronwyn angela white

optional verse

There are no strangers on the way

Just travellers who will soon be friends

And destination —there is none:

A spiral path that never ends.

Lambton Quay, Wellington 2012
© bronwyn angela white