October 19th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - The Journey Taken

The poem “The Journey Taken” was prompted by a competition that asked, “speculate about the choices and pathways taken in your life, the forks in the road, the failures that led to ultimate success or success that led to unexpected failures.”

The Journey Taken

Between the choice of dawn’s light
and the judgment of the dusk
lay the affairs that resolve
to decide a future morn

failures spun from the same cloth
as success that draws the likes
ask only for an equal nod
acknowledgment of two paths

the low road is passion’s place
little better than prevailing heights
where the mind consumes itself
in the orgy of certitude

the lessons learned or pain dodged
provide a map that describes
the journey taken separately
from destinations preordained

avoiding landmarks based on lies
while they’re truths in the large
are the fallacies that choice precludes
while moving towards the edge of night.

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