He dreamed of the undiscovered,
of a place that might lay beyond the distant hills.
Longing for mystery and adventure,
promised by a voice that beckoned from beyond.
She in stoic beauty stood silently by,
watching him as he quickly turned to go.
He took nothing with him and yet,
not knowing he was leaving everything behind.
He failed to count the cost of his quest,
a far too high of price that he ultimately would pay.
For he believed there were battles to fight,
and it was adventure his heart sought to find.
He did not see her as she stepped aside,
letting him go for his eyes were on his believed destiny.
Blind to the true battle before him,
for he would never discover the mysteries of her heart.
Her heart beat madly within her chest,
for it was he that could have saved her from the dark.
~Mark Schutter ©2015
Where does your true adventure lie, are you missing the truth for want of something else? Lord, help us to truly see the beauty and glory in front of us. May you see the adventure that waits for you and pursue with all your heart.