The Valleys Of Life


The Valleys Of Life


Iíve viewed the world from lofty heights
Iíve flown just like a dove
Iíve perched upon the highest crest
On mountaintops above.

Iíve seen the towering snow-capped peaks
Where eagles dare to fly
Iíve touched the moon, the universe
Iíve soared across the sky.

From up above to valleys deep
Iíve lived so brave and bold
But now Iím slowing down a bit
I know Iím growing old.

Just like the blazing sun that sets
The years have slipped away
I stop beside a peaceful stream
And close my eyes to pray.

No longer do I rise above
The mountaintops on high
But down below, I quietly go
Where sheep and cattle lie.

I stroll across a field of grain
Such beauty spilling over
A prairie filled with grass so green
A meadow full of clover.

I venture to the woodlands
Where a cricket can be heard
The sights and sounds are so profound
The chirping of a bird.

Walking down a faded path
I relish in delight
The countryside has come to life
Like fireflies in the night.

Thinking back on younger years
I always soared up high
Iím living in the valley now
My time on earth is nigh.

In valleys there is blessed peace
I never feel alone
Iíll walk in fertile pastures
Till my Saviour calls me home.

© 2008 Marilyn Ferguson
(written) November 15, 2008