The Traveler

The Traveler

Walking through life
knowing deep in my soul
where I was meant to be
Thoughts and actions
not those of the pack
I could clearly see
I did not understand
the path for my journey
Instinctively, I would arrive
It was as if I were acting
in a play, and the final scene
I would contrive
Heights of happiness
Depths of depression
Wondering what I’d become
Confused by the wait
Never giving up hope
Knowing what would come
At times despairing
Thinking I might be wrong
Just another lost soul
With age comes serenity
and needed patience
Waiting for the perfect role
See it and believe it
Visualize it, breathe it
Imagine it and it will be mine
Have I lived this life before? 
Knowing fulfillment
or did I just see the sign?

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

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NaPoWriMo - Day 3 - April 3rd

Today’s prompt is based in a poem by Larry Levis called
“The Two Trees.” It is a poem that seems to meander,
full of little digressions, odd bits of information, but
fundamentally, it is a poem that takes time.
I’d like to challenge you to write something that involves
a story or action that unfolds over an appreciable
length of time.

  19 comments for “The Traveler

  1. Dimitris Karvelis
    May 17, 2019 at 9:04 am
  2. April 14, 2019 at 6:05 am


  3. April 4, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Christine, beautifully expressed how gradually we mature.🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Thank you dear friend. I am enjoying these daily challenges. 🙂

      • April 4, 2019 at 8:18 am

        You are so welcome and so am I! 🙂💞

  4. April 4, 2019 at 8:00 am

    love the ingredients to this poem of yours Christine, the serenity of waiting for something to reach maturity, how wonderful to reap its benefits at the end, makes me want to slow down and take stock of the goodness I have around me, wonderful words my dear

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 8:16 am

      Thank you Gina. 💕 Yes, exactly! On the flip side, the writer perhaps missed out on things along the way, because he/she was so certain of where they were supposed to be in life. 🙂💕

      • April 4, 2019 at 8:18 am

        i can understand that, i wanted life to turn out a certain way but have realised through experience it never does, but i got instead was so much better in retrospect. always two sides of the coin, reason why I enjoy your poetry and thoughts Christine, you make room for everyone

      • Christine Bolton
        April 4, 2019 at 8:29 am

        Thank you dear Gina. Empathy is possible for all if only we try. My story here is one of intuition. I experienced very strong feelings as a child as to where I belonged and what I wanted to do and my life unfolded that way. However there was much to overcome as is the case for all of us. Heartache and pain affects everyone sadly. 😢

      • April 4, 2019 at 8:43 am

        you have much focus, and am glad life turned out as you wanted it to, not many of us can say that.

      • Christine Bolton
        April 4, 2019 at 12:03 pm

        I waited a lifetime for my happiness. I do understand. We have plenty of living left dear Gina. Yours can change course if open to receive ❤️

      • April 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

        thank you for the encouragement Christine

  5. April 4, 2019 at 1:20 am

    A lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Thank you so much 🙂💕

      • April 4, 2019 at 8:46 am

        You’re welcome Christine.

  6. April 3, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Oh, Christine, your wondrous words are ringing soul, a similar tune, to my sound of my song….. heartfelt, touching, and life’s story……

    • Christine Bolton
      April 4, 2019 at 8:20 am

      Ivor, thank you so much my friend 🙂. I always knew where I would end up. Strange isn’t it? 💕 Also how maturity brings clarity 👍

      • April 4, 2019 at 8:25 am

        Yes so true Christine,.. “how maturity brings clarity” 👍

      • Christine Bolton
        April 4, 2019 at 8:29 am


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