The inspiration for my poem was given to me by Shadowlands. This afternoon I knew I had a poem ready to be placed in print. If I ignore the signal I never rest and so I come to the computer to let the mind form the words and my fingers bring the words to the screen. Shadowlands thank you for the inspiration……I think that this poem speaks for both of us. I dedicate this poem to you.
For those that have not been where I am,
the ones who sometimes look at me in fear,
will never know until later the ache of the heart that
continues as I journey on my discovery path.
Along the trail I stop and look down to think of emptiness,
as though I saw the answer in a stone found a long the way.
And if I should bend to pick the stone, the one polished from being kicked by the foot steps of time
and set it in my palm to feel its smoothness, then would there be the answer upon its shiny cover?
A step, and then two steps, next a pause for me……then I turn to see
gazing at me, off to the side of my journeyed path, another stands
with a look that says to never want to tread upon the unknowns that travel on this path I take,
nor could he want to see the stone that carries no answer because for him there is no question?
Within my heart I know I see further than ever before,
this place I travel brings me wisdom and knowledge cloaked in the pain of sorrow.
This journey carries me to forgotten memories now cherished with in my heart,
for they are to be known and remembered and they form the answers I need as I wipe a tear from the stone.
This journey, as it is for the ones that I know, the ones that carry their own found stone,
continue trodding upon the path within our hearts and minds and take solace to know
that those that gaze passed us now will soon one day see and understand.
The road we journey is not for us alone, all hearts will shed their tears upon this trail……..