The Journey

Tripping down the road

a rough and rocky journey

of potholes and hills

and hugging the curves.

This life is a twisting turning

trail that leads from one

adventure to another.

No pavement; no painted

lines to guide your way.

It’s loose rough gravel, so

don’t travel too fast;

it’s a no passing zone, so

take your time and

enjoy the beauty of the ride.

Keep your eyes focused

where you are and

don’t keep looking in

that rear view mirror;

you’ve already gone past,

turned that corner, and

it’s time to keep moving forward.

It’s not the end destination

that’s important, but

the joy you bring to

yourself and those you

encounter on this trip.

***

Linking to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads where Kerry has given us the challenge to write a poem inspired by the open road.

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11 thoughts on “The Journey

  1. You’re right; it’s not the destination but the joy and the journey that matter.

    “don’t travel too past” … I’m pretty sure you have a typo and this should end with “fast” 🙂

  2. It’s the joy! AMEN. I like this poem and LOVED that photo. I am inspired to try and snap one similar for myself someday… keep an eye out and thanks for the idea. 🙂

  3. It’s not the end destination

    that’s important, but

    the joy you bring to

    yourself and those you

    encounter on this trip.

    Such an important message! I love the analogies you used! Thank you and smiles!

  4. ‘No pavement; no painted lines to guide your way.’ ~~ and would we want it any other way? Nice writing!!

  5. What an excellent picture for this prompt! Your words have an energetic beat. I found the tone to be encouraging and inspiring. We do not know what awaits us in life, but going forward sure beats sitting still.

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