Journey Poems

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Journey up

The journey up
to where you want to go
is not a straight line,
or even a steady grade.
You go around corners,
crossing the path you've taken,
able to look back down
to where you've been
but not quite up
to where you want to go.
The best you can do
is hold on to a general sense
of direction,
counting the steps
for morale,
keeping towards the light.
as best you can.
The hall lantern may be lit,
or dark,
so you need a little faith
that those sloping ceilings
whatever grows in those dusty corners
won't get in your way,
because you really have no choice.
Going back down
is not an option
and the steps,
though uneven, rough
and steep
will eventually
take you where
you need to go.

The outing

Sometimes your trip down memory lane
takes you to a place that's changed,
reflects your difference
like a mirror.
So it's a journey back
and forward too,
along a road that spirals,
through your inner rings
to where you see them clearly-
where you've come from,
what you've done,
who you've been,
and what you've loved
about yourself.
So take the day trip back
along your route of coming here,
so you can meet yourself,
say hello,
give a hug,
before moving on
to where you want to go.

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