Stay The Road (poem)

What was there in the wind

Which wrestles with what was

Some song returning long ago

Just over a nearby hill


Stay the road to tomorrow

Stay the road so familiar

Stay the road of our fathers

Stay the road like the others


Yet yonder yearns the wind

Yielding youthful yesterdays

Another childish memory

Hiding somewhere past the hill


Stay the road of promises

Stay the road with helping hands

Stay the road to every plan

Stay the road so many paved


Still sweetly sings the wind

Serenade sent soothing searching soul

To stray away for a time

And join the secret beyond hill


So he left the road he traveled

To follow fancies flowing in the wind

And world of wonders waiting over hill

A life he never really knew


Still as the sunset sank upon a man

Still splendors set surprises all around

Still another wind another hill

Still he sits to sing a seasoned song


Stay the road

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Stay The Road is beautiful!

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Beautiful poem with the wonderful music of Grieg! Enjoy your weekend!

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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Wonderful sentiments, Martin.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

This should be put to music Martin. Absolutely beautiful.

Voted up and awesome.

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Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

Reminds a little of Frost's "Road Less Traveled" but with your style. I like the choice of the wind being what turns this man onto a different path. Well done and voted up.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem that builds up a series of word pictures.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

This is a really awesome poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Love your poem and it got me singing the long and winding road.... Pearling this.

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