directions to destiny

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    directions to destiny

    there's the path before me, and
    here's the path behind,
    the one that leads back
    to the lost vista's of my

    youth, easy to look back on
    signs gone unseen, and
    the cold, dark places
    where pieces of my heart fell

    along my long, lonesome road.
    I would not travel
    those perilous miles
    again, for any amount.

    this forward road beckons as
    siren song to soul,
    dangling the vision
    of the hopes I've yet to hold

    I paused here for a moment,
    one deep breath to find,
    my courage buried
    under scars unhealed by time.

    but I will up, and
    step by step, go to
    greet the brand new day,
    don't believe in destiny

    but new mercies every day.
    were my shattered heart
    to be whole again,
    this time I'd choose to dance

    this, the thought that pulls me on,
    come whatever may.
    this life I've lived, it's
    consequence, choices I made

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    latinangel commented on directions to destiny

    07-28-2009

    I do love the flow of your poem. It is about a journey we have all been on at one time or another or will go on. I like that you pointed out you were going forward and not living in the past the way most people chose to do. Your passion for life and poetry shows through in this one.

    Hampton commented on directions to destiny

    07-19-2009

    The driving impulse behind this poem seems to be a reexamination of the past in order to set a new path for the future.. My interpretation only.

    tenderpoison

    07/19/2009

    this is not my best work...

    thejazzpoet commented on directions to destiny

    06-30-2009

    this journey in retrospect is all too familiar... so profound, deep and alluring... It touched my inhibitions, curiosity, and thirst for my own destiny, as I stand alone in the abyss of life... A true introspective and the essence of your being..

    Brandylynn commented on directions to destiny

    05-21-2009

    I believe that many people are put off by the personification of destiny, fate, etc. Yet we all help create it putting one foot in front of the other and making or choices. I like your poem. It is pragmatic and has good rhythm.

    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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