Life's Path

by Milly Hayward   Jul 2, 2020

As I look back on the winding road
with many a twist and turn
Those flawed routes and shortcuts
caused my inner self to burn

Fear nibbled sharply at my heels
whispered I would always fail
Those broken dreams and promises
built shackles for my jail

Though clouds cast shadows on my path
and the way was fraught and long
The sun popped up from time to time
to keep my body strong

Throughout the mountains and the vales
wisdom became my treasured loot
Memories were a gift from time
to carry on my route

Despite the many mishaps
I've conducted myself with pride
along the long and stony path
with love's friendship at my side

So as the darkness slowly falls
the sun sinking goes to bed
I think of all the things I've done
without a tear to shed

For I have lived a good life
and I'd do it all again
The same again this time around
the same as I did back then

For if I changed one single thing
It could change my life with you
and I might live a loveless life
without knowing love so true

So long as you are with me
with memories to keep me warm
nothing can ever harm me
I can weather any storm


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  • 6 months ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Hello, stranger:)
    Nice to see you. I know that this is an older piece, but it still bears up. We are living in difficult times, but for some today's issues are just another layer to cope with. Isolation does not mean no contact it means thinking of creatively to help one another.

    I hope you are well xx

    • 6 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Not too bad. The being stuck in doors most of the time is normal for me. Having to remember to disinfect everything coming into the house and not being able to have visitors or see family is much more difficult. Hope you and your family are keeping well and safe Xx

  • 11 months ago

    by Matt Carroll

    Well-written and refreshing. Excellent.

  • 11 months ago

    by Em

    Milly, this is beautiful xx

  • 1 year ago

    by Gracy Judith

    A very well-written poem depicting life's journey and the importance of the support of a loved one . With a loved one by your side, you can brave all storms life weaves. Loved it!
    Cheers x

  • 1 year ago

    by William Mae

    Beautiful write, the journey we take in life is a road we choose so at it’s completion it’s wonderful to be satisfied with how we traveled it. Just a great job writing this piece.

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