Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know. — Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest
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To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. — Robert Frost
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Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. — Gustave Flaubert

Monday, August 3, 2009

~ Journey, In Short ~

Life is not
Consumed with it's ending
Some say
The end is not 'The End'

Just a
New beginning in Spirit
Destination
Unknown but exciting

Your story
Did you soar or just fly?
Your lessons
How did you walk in Valleys?

Your spirit
Was it strengthened or weakened?
Your mind
Did you mature in wisdom?

In change
Through your seasons and strife
In choices
Tough, with forks in your path

In Love
With kindness and forgiveness
Your journey
Full of meaning, part of you
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© Bobbie Sandlin
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For Carry On Tuesday: #12.
Just playing. Read it all the way through, and then read just the top (short) lines.

12 comments:

Dee Martin said...

well said - I especially liked the question - how did you walk in the valley?

Missy said...

Bobbie - I love it when a piece of poetry gives me pause to ponder the personal aspects of it and this one did.

I love how the bible poses what the real significance of a name is, it's not the beginning but the end of life regarding our name that matters. (not quoted, alluding to the verse)

The journey through the years is what is attached to our name and what we'll be remembered for.

Michelle Johnson said...

Interesting how you looked at something such as this window with ice and saw so many creations. your poem is really nice. have a great day.

Michelle Johnson said...
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Michelle Johnson said...

Oops, I placed prior comment for the wrong post. Sorry.

Anyway, this poem gives one hope for moving forward from hurt or forks in the road of life. Well done.

anthonynorth said...

Some excellent questions posed in this. Nicely done.

Tammie Lee said...

You ask wonderful questions here!I love: life is not consumed with it's ending!

venus66 said...

Nice one. 'The End' is 'The New Beginning'

swapnap said...

"Did you soar or just fly?" ...liked this Q very much. Wonderful use of the prompt.

aspiemom said...

The first stanza says it all.

An excellent poem, well thought and well done.

Old Grizz said...

nice writing. you have a lot of insight

Bobbie Sandlin said...

@ Everyone: Thank you so much! I'd go through and individually address each of you, but for the sake of time, please accept my thanks. I'm so happy you all enjoyed this work.

@ Missy: I'm wowed that it had that affect on you. So true, that it's the journey, not the destination.

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