The Swan Road


Mother! Hear me!

My heart is heavy with sorrow

I confess I find small hope in tomorrow

For the sons of man wield a heavy hand

Leaving wounds that may not heal

As my courage fails with the aching land

I think, perhaps, I will

Take the Swan Road home

Linger in my mother’s breast

Take the Swan Road home

Give my careworn heart a rest

Take the Swan Road home

Where no one can reach me

And silence can teach me to speak for you

Mother! Hear me! My heart is filling with anger

Don’t you see?

Your children are flirting with danger

For your daughters fear to speak words that heal

And too many small ones weep

People mimic life and pronounce it real

While their souls remain asleep

Let me take the Swan Road home

Drifting with your ebb and flow

Take the Swan Road home

Where you cast me, I shall go

Take the Swan Road home

My soul is your altar

Give me strength not to falter...

Excerpt from "Lorcan's Bane" by Kitty Roxanna Connell

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