Thread of Love

Written by Marshal Jon McKitrick
©2018

Credit: Inspired by William Stafford’s, “The Way It Is,” reprinted in Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems. Copyright © 1998 by the Estate of William Stafford. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, www.graywolfpress.org.

There is a thread of love we follow, it goes among things that change
There is a thread of love we follow, when we hold on, we cannot get lost

You may be drifting on the ocean, deep in the darkness of dismay
Lift up your eyes and watch the heavens, the stars illuminate your way

There is a thread of love we follow, it goes among things that change
There is a thread of love we follow, when we hold on, we cannot get lost

You may be wandering in the desert, confused and stumbling in the sun
Your thirsty soul cries out for water, one day the blessed rain will come

You may be lost within the city, too many strangers all around
Look for the friend there deep inside of you for what was lost can always be found

There is a thread of love we follow, it goes among things that change
There is a thread of love we follow, when we hold on, we cannot get lost

There is a thread of love we follow, it goes among things that change
There is a thread of love we follow, when we hold on, we cannot get lost

When we hold on we cannot get lost
When we hold on…… we cannot…. get lost