Journey's Path

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By: Wayne Brown


Where does the long river flow?

Where do the high winds blow?

Where do things finally go,

When they go on their way?


What is it that people hear?

What is it that people fear?

How do they persevere

When they go on their way?


What is it that we really need?

What is it that we truly heed?

Can we really believe,

What we find along our way?


Will the journey be very long?

Will we ever return back home?

Is it all etched in stone,

As we journey along our way?


What keeps us pushing along?

What keeps hope from being gone?

Is it because we’re not alone

As we continue along our way?


What keeps our hopes alive?

How do we know we will survive?

Is that why we so strive,

As we struggle along our way?


Should we follow the road’s left turn

Should we keep the stars at our stern

Is there a right or a wrong turn,

As we journey upon our way?


Will there be a rainbow at the end?

With a pot of gold to begin once again?

Where our journey ends,

When we get to that final place?


No one who toils upon life’s long road

Really knows how to bear the load

All just trust in God

And keep trudging toward the sun


©Copyright WBrown2012. All Rights Reserved

1 February 2012


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calico Stark 4 years ago from Earth for the time being

This was hopeful and a reminder that we are not in control. I was blessed by it! The song was a nice touch! Vote up and beautiful!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Wayne, you write so well. The lines are perfect and the flow simply beautiful. I do believe there is a right way and we must keep on the path God has set before us. We have the free will to leave that path and even to return and seek His forgiveness. Then I love when He gives that little hug before nudging us in the right direction.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

This is truly beautiful and inspiring for our journey of life. Loved it. Voted up.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful poem, voted up and beautiful.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Your beautiful poetry, Wayne, inspired this refrain:

The journey is what drives us

Though we know not our destination.

We may not find the answers

But hope is our inspiration.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@calico Stark...Thank you! So glad you liked it! WB

@Hypenbird...I just write what I feel and try not to play with it too much in getting to the final product..most times it works. Thanks much for the good words! WB

@Vellur...Thank you! Glad that it inspires you! WB

@writer20....Thank you for those kind words! WB

@drbj...You write like "buddah", Doc! LOL! Glad that I could inspire you to poetic verse! WB


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I loved this Wayne and the video just added to the message. Beautiful and inspiring.


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

As we struggle along our journey we all know that there is a beginning and an end. Where it takes us down that long and winding road of life, no one knows where it will end. For those who believe in God may they be blessed, for those who struggle with their beliefs may their eyes open wide some day before their journey ends.

Peace and blessings to you my poetic friend. Very nice touch with the video, I listened to it's peaceful call as I read this beauty. Voted Up, awesome, beautiful and useful.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wayne - Good to see you cranking them out in such a superb fashion.

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Thanks much, Poppy...so glad you liked it. WB

@Vincent Moore...This is one of those subjects that just came to me as I sat with a blank sheet of paper in front of me. I have no idea how I came by the inspiration...possibly a couple of people I knew back home who had reached the end of that journey last week...the subconscious mind is so powerful. Thanks much! WB

@The Frog Prince...Getting a bit of inspiration at times thank goodness! WB


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

What a stellar poem on the uncertainty that is the human condition. I like the ending best for with God we can do so much more than the nothing important really without. Blessings.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@poetvix...There's not much we have in this life that we can count on...trust, love, faith but about all that is left in the end. I used that last line to say that sometimes we have to give up questioning and just walk in the way leaning on our love, trust, and faith. Thanks so much! WB


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Wayne that's so beautiful, and the music goes so well. Doesn't it just make all the pain go away? It's so comforting. Voted up +


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@KDee411...Thank you...sometimes we get lucky and find just the right combinations. So glad you liked it. WB


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Wayne, you need to pick the guitar up of yours and strum a little tune with those words...very inspiring.

I think that video was a nice addition to reflect upon those words....I think THAT is what made me think, it too would make a great song.

Keep'em coming, I never tire of you or your hubs.

Chris


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@CMerritt...I surely wish that I could get to the songwriting phase, Chris. I think I can find the words but I am just not adept enough on the guitar to find those necessary melodies to highlight it...maybe I need to ignore that fact and just go with it...a career on YouTube! LOL! Thanks for those good words! WB


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I absolutely love this poem - so thought provoking, I have read it several times already, I will bookmark as it will be a 'favourite' for me.

The song is beautiful and perfect for your poem.

Thank you and voting up.

Best wishes Lesley


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Movie Master...Hi, Lesley...glad you liked this one enough to bookmark it. It more or less just came to me...no particular inspiration. Thanks for the good words. WB


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

You've crafted this poem with excellent rhyming words. Its theme is also conveyed very well. Voted up as awesome and interesting.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@radhikasree...Thank you. This one came to me rather quickly but with no particular inspiration...just arrived. I have had enough of those experiences now that I do not question them...I just write it down! Thanks for the good words and the good marks! WB


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

WB - Such wonderful thought-provoking questions. As with many journeys, the actual trip/process is more important than the end/product.

Makes me think of the scripture/song from Proverbs 3:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowlege him,

and he will direct your paths.

Thanks for sharing!


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Well Done. Somewhere about halfway through this, the lyrics from a Harry Chapin song popped into my head: "We're all just travellers, on the road to Kingdom Come."


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally..Thanks much, Amy. Unfortunately there are far too many who are focused more on the destination than the journey and it totally shapes their life...sometimes in all the wrong ways. They never change their mindset because they believe that mindset leads to destination...it is very destructive. Life is about compromise and flexibility and the ability to understand that we are wrong sometimes...to many people cannot do that...they so greatly need that scripture you sighted not only for religious purposes but also political ones. I'll just shove my soapbox back under the bed now! LOL! WB

@FitnezzJim...Thank you. Harry had a lot of lessons and experience in his songs...he had lived it. WB


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are a wonderful poet WB:) I often find myself remembering to slow down when I am reading your work. The photo was also stunning as soon as the link opened!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...I try to be a good one, Kelly but you know what I always say..."I am just a lemonade stand poet" So glad you liked this one! WB


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Beautiful


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@KDee411...Thank you! WB


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savanahl 4 years ago

You are a very talented poet. This one is very lyrical and I love the picture. Voted up.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@savanahl...Thank you. I have only been writing poetry for just over a year now. I tried it on a whim and it has worked out. I have between 200 and 300 poems here on the Hub. Glad you enjoyed this one. WB

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