I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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22 December 2017

‘May the Road Rise to Meet You,’ I Said, and She Said:

What does that mean? I feel like 
I just climbed a mountain.
What you want from me?

I don’t wanna climb anymore …
can’t I just walk downhill please,
to the next flower maybe?

May the road be winding and wonderful
(Feels like a tightrope at the moment.
Talk about straight and narrow.)


Found poem: found in a comment on one of my facebook posts. I couldn't resist shaping it into the poem I thought it wanted to be.

Later: Linking to The Tuesday Platform for 20 Feb. 2018 at "imaginary garden with real toads".

18 comments:

  1. What a cool found poem........the comment it is from must have been a doozy! Smiles. Happy holidays, my friend.......may it all be spent on Easy Street!

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    1. That was pretty much it, the whole comment. My friend didn't need to elaborate, because I know what she's been dealing with.

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  2. (Feels like a tightrope at the moment.
    Talk about straight and narrow.)'

    Relationships can certainly be subjected to such elements. Very true Rosemary!

    Hank

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  3. haha does this make me a true poet? <3

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    1. Haha yourself; you know you are that already.

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  4. Here is hoping for "winding and wonderful". I just love the twist that phrase promises. Yummy.

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  5. "can’t I just walk downhill please,
    to the next flower maybe?"

    Oh, man. No kidding!

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  6. True creativity here...use it all because everything can be inspiration...sometimes you have to respond to prepackaged pithy sayings with a dose of reality!

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  7. I absolutely adore this!💖 The way you have phrased the road as 'winding and wonderful' is delightful and truly depicts your creativity!💖

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    1. Well it was my friend's creativity really. (Smile.)

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  8. A tired soul wants the easier road. A great found poem. I wonder what the writer was going through?

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  9. A rising road does sound terrible if you've been marching uphill with no rest for too long!

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  10. "I don’t wanna climb anymore …
    can’t I just walk downhill please,
    to the next flower maybe"

    Wishful and beautiful !

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  11. To find that downhill road is sometimes all that matters. Still we continue to climb.

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  12. Facebook comment poem! That's great. And the ending is great too. Can't get much straighter or narrower than a tightrope.

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  13. Nice journying, Rosemary. Yes downhill is easier but what they say is pretty well correct, "What goes down should come up." Especially appropriate for snow skiing or sledding.
    ..

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  14. It is one thing to experience and enjoy the wild freedom of a country walk quite another to wear out your legs, break into a sweat and can think of nothing better than putting your feet up in your favorite chair...at home. No more for me as my legs had the casting vote. Been there, done that!

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