My Own LightMature

The Father:

Where you go, child?

Oh why you leave this world behind?

Your life is bleeding.

Your motives not but a raging war.

Do not go further.

It is not your fight out in the indefinite.

 

The Boy:

Tell me nothing more,

I know my own light.

By my word,

I know what to fight for.

I need no shelter.

 

If I do not fulfill

My newfound destiny,

There’s no way

My life will have a will

Worth holding.

 

The Brother:

Why would you run off?

Our home is our home,

There’s nowhere else to go!

 

The Sister:

How could you go now?

This house is our house,

Stay behind with us!

 

The Boy:

Forget it all!

I want to be

My own light.

Don’t build a wall,

And shove me in the castle.

 

It’s a darkened road

But I will be my own light.

Whether rain or shine,

Rained or snowed,

I will endure.

 

The Blacksmith:

A sword is not enough!

There are creatures there

And everywhere

Not many have seen.

 

The Storekeeper:

Tall tales only tempt,

They will lead your far astray.

Dare you run into the black,

You will not come back.

 

All Townsfolk:

We stay here, for the vile life

Of the outdoorsman,

‘Tis not for us,

Or any man!

 

Mother and Father:

We demand you stay here.

You leave, you will surely fall!

Please do not go

Like so many others

You are sure to fail.

 

The Boy:

Why am I meant

To have my decisions

Built by not me

My love given lent

Is for a journey.

 

The Family:

There is only one light

One home

And one life for you.

 

The Boy:

Forget it all!

I want to be

My own light.

Don’t build a wall,

And shove me in the castle.

 

It’s a darkened road

But I will be my own light.

Whether rain or shine,

Rained or snowed,

I will endure.

 

All Townsfolk:

Do you go on,

Do you dare go,

This journey,

Do you know what for?

 

The Boy:

To North, I pray I go

To old stone arc,

By the great oak tree.

I dare not venture alone,

Take plenty in company,

And hear the call

Of the voice of afar.

So said the wise voice

That pushed me forward.

 

The land needs saving,

And help I am to give.

Cannot be stopped,

I am unwavering

In my decision.

 

Sister and Brother:

Why do you want to leave the world behind?

‘Tis destiny to stay here,

‘Tis not right to run away.

 

The Boy:

No longer will I be

The sheltered mind.

A twist in the tale,

I enter with glee

A new character.

 

Blacksmith and Storekeeper:

Life must go on,

And with running shall not.

The shelter is your home,

Without you are all alone.

 

The Father:

This is a path

We will not follow.

If you leave now,

You do not leave back.

 

The Mother:

To throw it away,

To blow the life apart.

We spent our lives

To keep you safe.

 

All Townsfolk:

Life must go on!

Life will go on!

 

The Boy:

Life is for fools,

It is much too short.

I must live it well,

For love and jewels

And journey.

To journey.

 

Forget it all!

I want to be

My own light.

Don’t build a wall,

And shove me in the castle.

 

It’s a darkened road

But I will be my own light.

Whether rain or shine,

Rained or snowed,

I will endure.

 

The Townsfolk:

Remember it!

There is one light for,

And one light for all!

 

The Boy:

I have nothing more to say,

Nothing more to say.

Let me be on my way.

I will be my own light.

My light…

The End

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