Looking back at the place from where I had come
I see the crooked road travelled
At times losing my way and falling victim
to those wishing me harm
Paying the price of my naïveté
Other times hitting road blocks
From choices made without intelligence
Wisdom not yet in residence
But I keep going and the road straightens
when sharing the pavement
The distractions lessen
and the weight of carriage shared
smooths bumps in the road
Look further on ahead,
there between truth and falsehood,
a little empty space.
It is there that I know I have arrived
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Punam from PaensUnplugged is guest hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has shared
some of the beautiful works of Amrita Pritan.
Punam asked us to choose one of the lines she picked from Pritan's poems, and use
it as an epigraph for our poem or as a springboard. The line I chose was:
Look further on ahead, there between truth and falsehood, a little empty space
Wonderful insightful piece Christine — excellent writing my friend!
So kind of you Rob. I always appreciate it!
The journey in all its rawness, the pain and the truth, acceptance, yet a place to arrive ahead, somber and encouraging.
Thanks Paul. ☺️💕
Very welcome Christine
A journey that took courage and perseverance. Cheers!
Seamless, Christine, how you’ve included the line that inspired your write. I like the analogy of the bumpy road smoothing out in the end 🙂
Thank you Sunra. I think it depends who you travel it with ☺️💕
It sounds like an exhausting journey, but I am glad you made it.
Thanks Jim. Yes, I’m quite worn out from it 🤣
Our journeys sometimes are unexpectedly bumpy. I like your interpretation of the line you have chosen. It promises of smooth times ahead. ❤️😊
Thanks Punam. ☺️💕 They do say “The Journey is the destination”
So it is. You are so welcome. ❤️
We all have arrived at the road of our destinies facing so much and we should be proud of our journey.💕❤
Yes Laiba. That is a great observation ☺️💕
Beautiful integration of the prompt line Christine
Thank you dear Sadje ☺️💕
You’re welcome Christine