Lost in the Woods

 

In that forest deep and green

They came across a maiden

Unlike anything they'd ever seen

With gold and jewels was laden

 

With words of honey she led them

Deep into the wood

And in the darkness she left the men

Exactly where they stood

 

They struggled to find light

And cried amidst the trees

But they wained inside the night

The woods silent against their pleas

 

At last all hope was lost

Unto despair they fell

Collapsed upon the ground

Gasping in dense air

 

But in that dreadful hour

Another lady did appear

Full of love and of compassion

She made the darkness disappear

 

With a voice as soft and cool as rain

She sang to them a song

A song of sunshine and of spring

That restored the peace they'd longed

 

Through the leaves

Of the tallest trees

The sunlight filtered through

And fell upon her golden hair

That sparkled like the dew

 

Her smile was like the dawn

Her eyes were as the moon

The sight of her had filled the men

With a joy they never knew

 

She led them to the forest's end

And there bid them farewell

But to this day a fairer maid

They never have beheld

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