The Road I Traveled

Sitting here contemplating the worries of the world, my brow creased deep in thought.
Older and wiser, thoughts of my youth fill the space in my brain.
Could I have done things differently? What would the outcome have been? Would I choose the least difficult path to wander and fewer obstacles along the way?
Who is this person I have become. I am more fortunate for my experiences in this life.
The road filled with rocks, weeds and overgrown brush. Wasn’t always that easy to overcome,
But I am much better for it.
My heart fills with gratitude and gives me pause to know I survived.



One Last Step

I knew once I walked
through that door
there was no
turning back

it was now or never.
the time was now
It was this moment
or it was lost

Everything had
come to this point
and it was weighing
heavily to cross
the threshold

One step was all
it took. Just one
step forward. No
going back


Letting Go

shadows of the past invade me,
unable to lift this burden
that has weighted me down

sifting through the chaos
of memories
thoughts of joy give way
to smiles on my face;
and thoughts of sadness
that bring heaviness
to my heart

those shadows remain
only at my urging without
the refusal of my inner
being to give them rest
keeps them circulating

the internal battle
rages to give me rest
from the struggle
to hold on or to let


Image from Agora Gallery