The Path


1-IMG_0115The path to the future never did run straight
I have to walk along it, the silent victim of fate.
The sun plays hide and seek between the trees
Zephyrs lay their gentle touch, the buzzing bees
are busy with the business of their flowery date.

I wonder at the meaning of the life I chose
as the afternoon warmth draws to a close
the many voiced chorus of the song I sing
is carried from my lips hushed and the sting
of loneliness evaporates as on the path flows.

On and on through the woods it winds
chasing dreams under a light that blinds.
Willingly it moves, lithely it flows
with not a goal in sight, no end repose
The path to the future to the present binds.

<This was inspired by a photograph The SloMan saw on this blog post, so really, all blame for this lame poem must be aimed in that direction. 🙂 >

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20 thoughts on “The Path

    1. hmm … the norm being “flippant, facetious and a tad arrogant”. 🙂 The SloMan now gets to work on the more serious stuff… otherwise we let him lie around “resting”.

      The pic was taken a few years ago, not very far from home.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  1. “Chasing dreams under a light that blinds.
    Willingly it moves, lithely it flows
    with not a goal in sight, no end repose
    The path to the future to the present binds. ”
    Full of sufi insights. Very heart shaking take. Really praiseworthy post.

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  2. These were beautiful lines and great photo for inspiration. Sometimes I struggle with the future that is unknown, so I could relate to some of the ideas expressed… really like the final line about how the present binds it… it kind of does, in a way (but I hadn’t really thought of it that way.)

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  3. Hello,

    Here from IB. Enjoyed your lines, and liked your blog.

    Leaving a link here that you might like to explore

    http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/

    This is a writers group which puts out prompts every two months, and the members/bloggers can respond with art, photography, flash fiction, poetry, etc,. I read your tagline and thought you might like to check it out.

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.

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