Into The West

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.

It started with a vision

Followed by death.

It filled all with strife,

It left all bereft.

Jacob and Nathan

Were the first to leave.

They went separate ways,

Separate stories to weave.

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.

Nathan went to Texas,

Jacob, further west.

Both thought they were right,

That their way as best.

With Mr. Smith

Jacob watched a man die.

Another he killed,

His life passing by.

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.

At a market he met

The love of his life.

He took her away

And made her his wife.

Together they began

A family of four.

A son and a daughter,

To worried to bare more

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.

Jacob's family went home,

Chased by a war,

To a house long forgotten

To knock on the door.

Eventually he left

With cousins and brother

On a road to California

With none but each other.

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.

After many a death

By disease and violence

Jacob went missing

Leaving sad silence.

Years later, he came back

His children were grown

They'd made lives for themselves

With experiences, unknown.

Through union and love,

Through death and hate

The Wheeler's story was told,

Their destiny, their fate.