The Mississippi paved my way

I can follow directions
I can follow my heart
I can read the detour sign
Or walk, if the car won’t start   
Go North or South, East or West
I can turn back any day
But going down that road of life
The Mississippi paved my way

The Missouri had a hand in where I did go
But Memphis came in too     
All I got from the Delta land
Has turned me into who I am

Some was good yeah some was bad
Or somewhere in between
This is all that I can say       
The Mississippi paved my way

I went through a tunnel of fear
While death, was looming
Loud screams nobody could hear
I returned from a place I wish I never knew

© Van Lommel 2021