On the Dark Stair


Don’t go where I can’t follow
Bring your soul back to your eyes
Don’t leave my life made hollow
Please hear my heart torn cries.

Oh feel the arms that clasp you tight
Feel hot tears fall on your brow
Don’t give up without a fight
Lord I pray that you know how.

Silken veils will part for you
And beyond - your dreams sublime
But don’t go where I can’t come too
For it isn’t yet your time.

Oh coax your breath back to your breast
And your smile to your dear face
Don’t sail off yet into the West
Don’t make this our last embrace.

And if your sight falls on the great divine
While your precious eyes lay hollow
Then you won’t be back oh friend of mine
Please. Don’t go where I can’t follow.

- Aussie Hobbit