Thursday, June 16, 2011

Long Trip Home

This is my second go around at the Indie Ink Challenge and I must say this prompt was a challenge for me.  My prompt came from Aengus Pidgin:

Answer Elizabeth Bishop's question:
"Think of the long trip home:
Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?
What childishness is it that while there's a breath of life
in out bodies, we are dtermined to rush
to see the sun the other way around?"

Well, even though I think I'm lousy at poetry, I figure the best way to answer a poem is with a poem.

Long Trip Home

Photographs are strewn throughout the road,
memories flooded along the path that I once strode,
forward to an unknown goal.

I pick them as I trudge my weary legs,
heading to where I belong,
back home.

Young and vibrant, I am no more,
but in my hand I hold the memories
of my time spent years ago.

A life I would have missed,
if I had stayed and never gone.

The years have faded the reasoning for running,
the years have faded the impules to leave,
but one thing the years can not fade,
is the love.

My photos are collected
as I journey back home.
Oh how glad I am to have chosen this path.
The emotions that rush back

Along the long trip home.

Now, go check out Lizzie's answer to my 'because I said so' challenge.

1 comment:

  1. i've been debating for a few weeks now if i should pack up and start over somewhere new, all alone, now that i've just graduated college. this is so not helping the urge!

    nice post :)


comments make the world go round, kind words make the sun shine, and nice thoughts make the rain fall ... what? the flowers have to grow somehow ...