Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wild Journey

LInking with Imaginary Gardens for the Tuesday Platform brought to us by Sanaa


How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!  ~Mark Twain

It has been a wild journey
 and my soul has weathered many a storm
but my heart lost the sturdy umbrella
a long time ago
this makes for a sloppy passage
and wet shoes
I used to leap over puddles with ease
but now I tend to 
wade through slowly
like a used jalopy bus
in the rain
I don't mind a little mud
just give me somewhere warm
to dry my socks
and take a load off with friends of a feather
and I am happy
there is a luxury a mature heart knows
the comfort of knowing not to rush
and of course the wild journey of the past
has given us bad knees. 

12 comments:

  1. Very good! I love the last line of this.

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  2. Ha...Love the wisdom in this poem. Well done. Great illustration.

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  3. I love it too, and particularly the two kinds of wisdom in the last 4 lines.

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  4. ah to grow old in wisdom!!! Nice

    much love...

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  5. Love this especially; "there is a luxury a mature heart knows the comfort of knowing not to rush." Beautifully poignant!💞

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  6. Oh this so resonates- old jalopy wading slowly through the puddles of life!

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  7. The wistfulness of the beginning and the practicality of the ending. Love it all!

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  8. You always find the most remarkable abstract pictures for your posts!

    I don't mind a little mud
    just give me somewhere warm
    to dry my socks..

    I do love my warm socks in wet weather.

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  9. OH! MY! GOODNESS! I so wish I had written this. And I COULD HVE. I have the bad knees! LOL. I feel JUST like the "used jalopy bus", grateful for dry socks.........I cant tell you how happy I am to have read this poem!

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  10. I like the progression of the poem, what it says about life--in the beginning we are half whimsy and half something we haven't quite figure out yet... and as we approach the end, we feel things deeper in the heart and bone (or knee), we learn to take our time... and live.

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