A Thousand Years

Tonight as I sit here listening to music and trying to find words to write, I wonder when you dream, do you hear the words I whisper. When you sit with your morning tea, waking from sleep, do you read the words on this page. If so is there a knowing, that whisper deep inside that says, “I have found you.” There are many days I wonder this and I doubt the things I have been given. It is my time, for what reason I cannot be sure. I have found you, there can be no mistake, but perhaps this is all there is to be. Time moves in strange ways and it does not always find us together. Time has walked with us before, of this I am certain, and time will once again find us together. Who can say when this will be, for none of us can move time. We can only walk with it, finding, if we are fortunate, those we have always known.

A thousand years, a thousand more,
A thousand times a million doors to eternity
I may have lived a thousand lives, a thousand times
An endless turning stairway climbs
To a tower of souls
If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,
The towers rise to numberless floors in space
I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,
A million names but only one truth to face

A million roads, a million fears
A million suns, ten million years of uncertainty
I could speak a million lies, a million songs,
A million rights, a million wrongs in this balance of time
But if there was a single truth, a single light
A single thought, a singular touch of grace
Then following this single point , this single flame,
The single haunted memory of your face

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head

I may be numberless, I may be innocent
I may know many things, I may be ignorant
Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands
Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands
I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times
Reborn as fortune’s child to judge another’s crimes
Or wear this pilgrim’s cloak, or be a common thief
I’ve kept this single faith, I have but one belief

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head
On and on the mysteries unwind themselves
Eternities still unsaid
‘Til you love me



One thought on “A Thousand Years

  1. I love this song, Sting is so moving the English professor, musicain and romantic pure heart that he shares with us.

    Such a string of beauty bestowed to a chershised love
    as a pearl necklace adorns her collar and lilacs gilded through hair the lyrics of love land on ears not so far away hoping to find their true destination and end their search.

    So captured by this,and not knowing just how I found this dedication of monumental love that has come into it’s own. It is time for the lovers to become one and bask in their struggles and defeat enemies and tear down obstacles.

    but that’s just me….such a Sharkspearian flavor…
    love it!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful literary work!


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