by Olive Runner
Give me the long, straight road before me,
__A clear, cold day with a nipping air,
Tall, bare trees to run on beside me,
__A heart that is light and free from care.
Then let me go! – I care not whither
__My feet may lead, for my spirit shall be
Free as the brook that flows to the river,
__Free as the river that flows to the sea.