We had drove all night,
As the sky became ablaze with the new rising of the sun,
Our heavy eyelids seemed somehow lighter,
A new day unfolding before us!
It did not seem as cold or dreary as when enveloped in darkness!
I thought to myself, funny I have not seen a car for hours,
Big heavy trucks with chains on their tires,
preparing at the bottom of every hill,
for the steady climb to get to the top,
A heavy sigh of relief,
We were in Gods country, in Gods hands,
Watching a world unfold before us,
Our safety in his hands!
The roads became less traveled,
At one point we had to stop at a little shack,
They took our names and id's,
In case we did not come back.
It was a very eerie feeling, the possibility of getting lost,
The weather was minus 40, our lives could be the cost.
We made it to our destination and delivered a much needed part,
The oil rig was abuzz with movement, we left as quickly as we came.
I knew it would be the last time, for I thought this was insane.
On our return twenty seven moose we did see.
And to tell you the truth, they scared the life out of me.
For it had turned to dusk, and the images we could just make out.
They walked in the shadows of the trees, searching for food in snow to their knees.
Dear God I prayed, Please let us get home safe!
We stopped for a place to sleep that night,
We would be back on the road as soon as it was light.
And I would be home before the day turned once again to night.
I had seen a part of the world I thought that I would never see,
one of deafening quiet, freezing weather, peace and solitude!
We drove our way to the lights beckoning in the distance,
our trip almost done,
I was dropped at my door, put the key in the lock.
I shivered for I knew that easily this time, that nature could have won!
I thanked God for my safe return and climbed into bed,
my adventure now behind me. gone was the dread.
and I slept........!