Treasure Island

Stephen Holland

(1958 / Wakefield)

On the Threshold of a Dream


On the Threshold of a Dream

Once he was rejected so many years ago
Once he was tormented, how could she ever know?
Once she really liked him, but fate would not allow
Once she could have loved him, but missed the boat somehow
He stumbled onwards through his life in clear and constant pain
He erected his own barriers, to hide it just the same
So standing on the stage of life, the play is unforeseen
He found himself tied up and trapped
On the Threshold of a Dream

Why did he then falter, not play his final hand
He never could forget her or everything he planned
He walked away not looking back, no rhyme or reason why
She moved away, his love destroyed, he lived his life a lie
The bitter tears of wasted years returned to haunt his mind
And yes he had his fatherhood, he left the past behind
But always there, right by the wings, in the stage of life’s long scene
He still looked back, and found himself
On the threshold of a dream

Now in the Play an interlude a brief but precious time
She found him there upon his stage but saw him past his prime
She held out her hand and smiled at him and asked him for a dance
He saw her there stood in the wings, his last and final chance
A moment of bliss where time stood still their passion reaffirmed
Now separated once again but now the lessons learned
He won’t let go and walk away from love’s most precious scene
A future now a promised vow
On the threshold of a dream

Finally yes finally she walks upon his stage
His wounded heart is fully cured she’s part of his life’s play
The audience have left the show, after thunderous applause
She leads him now her loving hand guides him through her life’s door
His one true love, his destiny, his futures cut and dried
Now through the years he has no fears his heart is filled with pride
Both old and grey the love’s still there and life is so serene
And though they aged they turned their page
On the threshold of a dream

Submitted: Friday, February 04, 2011
Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011

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