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

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Stay the road to tomorrow

Stay the road so familiar

Stay the road of our fathers

Stay the road like the others

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Yet yonder yearns the wind

Yielding youthful yesterdays

Another childish memory

Hiding somewhere past the hill

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Stay the road of promises

Stay the road with helping hands

Stay the road to every plan

Stay the road so many paved

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Still sweetly sings the wind

Serenade sent soothing searching soul

To stray away for a time

And join the secret beyond hill

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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

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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

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Stay the road

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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Stay The Road is beautiful!


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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

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


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Wonderful sentiments, Martin.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

This should be put to music Martin. Absolutely beautiful.

Voted up and awesome.


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Ann1Az2 2 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 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Lovely poem that builds up a series of word pictures.


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

This is a really awesome poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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