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13 November 2007

Heads or Tails ~ Road

I skip and I trip along the road of my life.
Not the well-known, well-worn path.
Not paved…not even with good intentions.

I would have…given the choice…
taken the road more traveled…
for all the difference it would have made.

I know if I stepped more carefully,
I would not stumble so often
over the rocks and potholes on my road

But…I don’t want to look down
to watch for rocks and holes.
I want to look up.

Even if not watching where I am going
is how I usually find myself sprawled in the mud.
Looking up.

My road took an unexpected turn last night.
The dirt of my past mix with my tears of surprise.
Stranded, stagnant, stuck in the mud of Memory Lane.

The Heads or Tails theme for today is “Road”…visit Barb at Skittles Place to read other offerings...and play a rather disturbing caption contest...

14 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

wow, very impressive and a wonderful poem filled with such emotion!! Great job, Katherine.

Natalie said...

Great poem!

Matt-Man said...

Very well done, and mud isnt all that bad...

"Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars."

--Frederick Langbridge

Cheers!!

Misty Dawn said...

This is very deep and passionate. I am now curious about the unexpected turn.

Bond said...

I truly enjoyed that Katherine...

That just touched me ...

Thank you for sharing

Dixie said...

BRAVO! BRAVO!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Skittles said...

Looking up is a good thing I would think.

Memory Lane isn't all it's cracked up to be. Hope things work out for you.

red tin heart said...

It is hard to leave memory lane sometimes... But there is a blank page before us. That I am grateful for, my memory book is too full of pain to stay there. Thinking of you... xoxo Nita

Jeff B said...

Whenever you feel stuck, look up.

For there will surely be a hand to lift you.

Mel said...

(((((((((katherine)))))))))))))

I like the poetry.
And I'm all too famliar with the stranded, stagnant spot where the dirt of my past mixed with tears.

((((((((((katherine)))))))))))))

Mimi Lenox said...

Emotional poetry, Katherine. Hope you are OK.

Odat said...

Great, great poem....
Don't have regrets tho....
Peace

Andrée said...

wow

that is a wonderful poem, and it is powerful.

Travis said...

I found the imagery uplifting and full of promise. And then WHAMMO in the final stanza.

Nicely done.