The Bridge Builder
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting strength in building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide, 
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?" 
The builder lifted his old grey head.
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me 
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be. 
He will cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."
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