Tag: the path

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Straight Stretch, East of Susanville, California, United States of America

Straight Stretch

Oft times the path ahead
Seems crystal clear and straight

Still I proceed with caution
Keep my eye upon the road

For sudden curves unforeseen
For living things which cross the lane
For side roads leading from the route

Some could throw me from my course
And I could lose my way

Some may form a barrier
Force me to a halt

Some may lead me far astray
Distract me from my goals

Some may offer opportunity
A better route to go

And which of these
I may not know
Until I drive
Some many miles beyond

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Amphitrite Lightouse, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Rocky ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #292

I arrive at the end
Of a rocky path
Where a beacon indicates
A vast unknown
Beneath a misty guile

But a light of no small promise
Beckons from a distance
My faith tells me
Is surmountable

Perhaps it will be a smooth sail
On a quiet sea
Or a road no less arduous
Than theĀ  sharp-stoned path
Which bloodied my feet
Since many miles ago

No matter
The destination seems bright
And beautiful enough
While I have covered greater distances
With less hope
And no small despair

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Crosscurrents, Badlands, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Emergent ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #232

Sometimes the flow of events
Runs across the prevailing currents
Revealing both in high relief

Some will argue for the flow
Some will argue for the current

I remind myself

Step back to appreciate the whole
Evaluate the emergent patterns

Given an opportunity to observe
Beyond the confines of existing paradigms
Seek the possibility of a new way