I felt inspired to write this poem after watching a Christmas musical. Tis the season for hope, thankfulness, and reflection. Trails are indeed part of life’s journey.
A Trail Advocate’s Prayer
Father, as I head out on the trail today,
Whether it is for work or play,
I ask for your guidance on the course I take,
Let no stone, or root, or furrow cause a mistake.
Your light shines on the obstacles ahead,
The cliffs, the downed trees, all that being said,
The decisions I make, the people I meet,
I lay all those factors humbly at your feet.
At the end of the trail, I hope to rest,
With the knowing, I have done my best.
-- Don Amador
Original author: Don Amador