When the Forest Reigns (Desire)


Hallowed are the wise old trees

That have stood for time eternal

The desire to live is strong

Embedded in the earth, the roots


When I wandered

That fateful day

Into the forest

Past the stream

To the place

Where willows weep

In the shadows to

The unspeakable lay asleep


Twig snapped under foot

Creating the sound

That woke the thing

From its ethereal sleep


I tried

I tried to scream

But no sound came

"Be still o one wandering"

To me said the unspeakable thing

"You have suffered

Much in your past

Such things cannot harm you now

And desire is yours at last"


The song of the forest

Is now in my blood

I will carry on

For I know the secrets of the trees