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A Way To Greener Pastures

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Below is the poem entitled A Way To Greener Pastures which was written by poet Timothy Brumley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A Way To Greener Pastures

My words echo back to me
Off barren walls
Through empty halls
Find no hearing ears this eve
Except my own
I'm quite alone.

Soon perhaps I'll leave this place
For greener fields
'Cross distant hills
And never happen back this way
Except in thought
For lessons taught.

I'll follow perchance this gale
That birthed my soul
And kept the coals of hope aglow
A peaceful breeze that fills my sails
And safely takes me
Across seas of animosities.

Here the grass has all but died
And turned to brown
Exposing bare ground
No longer can my roots be tied
I'll leave the wind the master
To choose a way to greener pastures.


                                Timothy I. Brumley



Just in case any of my fans are wondering, I wrote this poem in 1979 just
before coming back from overseas during my enlistment in the Air Force.
The breeze, or gale, mentioned above represents the Holy Spirit.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2011 10:40:00 AM
    The deeper meaning is wonderful, keep your pen working its magic

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 9:48:00 PM
    wow, this is awesome, especially after the footnote to let us know when and where you were when you wrote it. Thanks for posting it, Timothy.

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 4:33:00 PM
    The poem was really good til I read the postamble-then it gave me goosebumps. Nice light rhyme-beautiful analogies from a treasured veteran. Blessings 2 u. Thanks for serving. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 12:14:00 PM
    enjoyed reading this refreshing and warm piece of poetry. thank you Tim for reading and commenting on Grandma's Rocking Chair.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this on a sunny spring afternoon...If we let the HS lead, the pastures will be greener..Sara

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Glad you added the footnote, Tim. I thought you might be preparing to move. There are times we all wish we could find greener pastures, but the message has more impact coming from a soldier. Hope you're doing well, Tim. Love, Carolyn