The Longest Road

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    The Frabjous Day - Callou Callay! This is my Muchness.

    The Longest Road

    Some of us take a longer road
    but get there in the end
    back to the place where we went wrong
    where the road forks and bends

    and having fought endlessly
    against what we knew not
    now realize all we longed for
    was to take the path we'd not

    it seems I've journeyed endlessly
    to find the power to forgive
    and in it find the strength to say
    I have a right to live

    My heart need not be heavy
    or scarred or so afraid
    my thoughts need not to be consumed
    by the bitter price I've paid

    There is a kind of dignity
    I find, here at the end
    I understand, I have a choice
    and I choose to begin, again

    the burdens I have carried
    will be left at the crossroads
    it's a good place to abandon
    this dark and dreary load

    I've learned some real harsh lessons
    on this lonely barren trip
    still, the only thing I really know?
    without love it's all for shit

    some people take the longest road
    to find right at the end
    that indeed they've come full circle back
    to the same crossroads again

    so see me, light and merry
    with a sweet smile in my eye
    I choose to take the other path
    but will blow a kiss ~ goodbye ~



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    LenaM commented on The Longest Road

    01-07-2011

    This is such an empowering write a reminder that we have choice and that we can change our paths at any time. I've derailed myself a few times along the way yet still I strive to arrive :)

    tenderpoison

    01/07/2011

    Thanks Lena - never give up, right?

    LenaM

    01/07/2011

    That's right I never ever give up and I strongly suspect you don't either :)

    tenderpoison

    01/07/2011

    nope - never ever :)

    freemansvoice commented on The Longest Road

    01-03-2011

    you don't always have to ride a bum steer. if you choose to change directions, life would be an easier journey ,if you choose to bury the hatchet early on. The hills a long climb with a chip on one shoulder and an ax to grind on the other. how can we dodge on coming traffic. duck low hanging limbs and jump over the great divide, when burden with a heavy heart. Dump the load, cross the road, and put on a happy face. You won't have to dodge the oncoming traffic. some on going your way will pick you up. good advice

    tenderpoison

    01/03/2011

    thank you - that is very good advice. :) Be well

    spbsdude commented on The Longest Road

    01-03-2011

    Very clever and smartly done. There is a lot of wisdom in this poem, I wish I'd taken a different path at times in life and would probably be in better shape if I had. But as you say, we always have a choice, and this makes all the difference.

    tenderpoison

    01/03/2011

    Thanks for the read Dude - regrets are a part of life. I feel blessed to have found a new beginning. :) I enjoy your insight.

    JadedJezzabel commented on The Longest Road

    01-02-2011

    I love the wisdom that seeps from this.........i know several people who need to read this.

    tenderpoison

    01/02/2011

    Thanks JJ - I always appreciate your feedback.

    Marsink commented on The Longest Road

    01-02-2011

    LIght and merry is good! (but, for one, it's bye). I like the parsing wisdom on the road (sometimes) twice travelled, paired with airy rhyme and lilting meter. Soo worth the read! Applause building!!

    tenderpoison

    01/03/2011

    Thank you very much - I enjoy your applause :)

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