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The Journey

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The Journey


Each day a step toward our destiny
A journey whose end is not the goal
Relentless, as the rivers run to the sea

Wondering what the gods did decree
Always looking beyond the bend in the path
Each day a step toward our destiny

Plans and reality don't always agree
Making adjustments along the way
Relentless, as the rivers run to the sea

The heart years to run wild and free
And ignore the demands of life
Each day a step toward our destiny

An urge to know how the end  will be
Life moves on without pausing 
Relentless, as the river runs to the sea

Our mantra should be ,enjoy each day
For we may never again pass this way
Each day a step toward our destiny
Relentless, as the rivers run to the sea




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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 8:10:00 PM

    Congratulations, Barbara, nice repeating lines here. Very poetic phrasing. I like the phrase, a journey whose end is not the goal, how like our lives. I think of parents raising their children, longing for the peace of that day when they are raised and on their own - what missed opportunities. Listening to Michelle Bachman today tell of how they raised 28 children (6 of their own and 22 foster children). Wow that takes some dedication to parenthood.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 5:43:00 PM

    Congrats Barbara... great win...Donna

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 10:58:00 AM

    beautiful piece, congrats on your win Barbara

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 8:01:00 PM

    Nicely written villanelle. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 6:45:00 PM

    Congratulations, Francine. A super villanelle on a moving topic. I enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 6:23:00 PM

    Wise words neatly framed, Barbara. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:31:00 PM

    Congratulations, so happy to see your poem be honored.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:17:00 PM

    Barbara, many congrats with these very true words!

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 1:55:00 PM

    I really liked your villanelle! Congrats on your win in my contest, thank you for participating!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:58:00 PM

    Very enjoyable poem. I don't think I've thought of the same comparison before, but I love it. Not much current or rapids all add up.