The Road

by debbylyn   Apr 16, 2010

Mother light your lantern
For your child has lost his way
Perfect shadows, perfect dawn
Now can't tell night from day

Missing brilliant lover's moon
Songbird mornings gone too soon
Missing robins, missing rain
Cannibals with whips and chains

Missing color, missing trees
Gone forever honeybees
Missing flowers, missing sun
Single bullet, saviour's gun

Lay me 'neath dark sycamores
Respite from the cold
Ashen snowflake blanket
Dreams of Summer gold

Are we the good guys Daddy?
Tell me if you see
Difference in what never was
And what can never be

Inspired by The Road by Cormac McCarthy


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  • 10 years ago

    by Nee

    Now I wanna read the book!
    I love the poem Debb :) you definitely did an awesome job.
    Nothing more to say.

    Write on~

  • 10 years ago

    by Kuro

    A very interesting write you have. the flow made it easy to read, and it made me want to know what inspired you to write something so beautiful. i think i might check out this Cormac McCarthy fellow


  • 10 years ago

    by Cindy

    Congrats on your win Deb. Very well deserved.
    I love you

  • 10 years ago

    by The Queen

    The roads of life, roads that were taken by men.The destination is almost near yet sadly, no lessons learned along the way. A very smart and at the same time fabulous write. Amazing!!!

  • 10 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    Some wonderful poetry has been on the front page this week.. one of them being yours. I thought you did an awesome job, the flow was perfect. The darkness in this piece was extremely overpowering & you really felt it with each word. The repetition of "missing" was brilliant, all these bright things missing from life really makes the darkness set in. A truly fabulous piece here, really impressive!