I journeyed into a peaceful valley
With laughter, singing, and such delight.
It seemed I'd been traveling all the day long.
Yet still no darkness, only light.
I see children playing.  I hear music playing.
There, lamb and lion grazed side by side.
Yet no fear nor anguished faces,
There no traces did I spy.
Where was I?  Streets of gold.
I've seen the young, now where's the old?
All healthy bodies, no one crying.
Singing, shouting, all the day long.
Is it real?  Or will I wake up?
For now my heart sings right along.
THE TRAVELER
by Eva
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