The Hermit- A Poem

Dark winding road
Dark winding road | Source
The hermit tarot card
The hermit tarot card | Source
Free from darkness
Free from darkness | Source

The Hermit

Walking down this lonely road

In this darkness, in this cold

My feet are sore, my feet are bare

My soul is barren, my eyes a deep stare

Into the fog that lays ahead

My face wet from tears shed.

A lack of guidance to be seen

A heart broken, a life unclean.

A spirit lost upon its path

Knowing nothing out of life but pain's wrath.

Stumbling across a hermit so old

Walking down this lonely road

His skin wrinkled with life's burdens and strife

Here is a man with wisdom of life.

His thin dried lips trembled as they spoke

Of my stories, my heart broke.

He pointed in one direction North

And spoke in a deep voice to go forth

That things will get better if I just continue

That if I don't give up I will make it through.

No longer lost though my feet sore

With all of the pain and sorrows I bore

I did as the old hermit said

Through the pain and all the tears shed

I walked my path and met my destination

And learned the mysteries of all mysteries the beginning of creation.

Oh I shall never forget that wise old hermit on that long winding road

That spoke of my stories that I have never told,

That gave me the strength to walk through

And led me to the answers, that led me to you.

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Comments 6 comments

Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Cresentmoon2007.

A great hub and the lessen is you should never give up.

thanks for sharing and if you don't mind I'll do the same with my friends on the internet.

LOL Ghaelach

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

I don't mind at all, thanks for reading.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Good photos chosen, good lines written.

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Thank you for the comment as well as for reading.

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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Cresentmoon2007 this poem is so well written with rhyming and a rhythm that flows all the way to the end. It is also a happy ending that you found the one you were looking for. I really enjoyed the read.

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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI Author

Indeed there is a happy ending, though there is always other obstacles that pop up but then again always more happy endings. Thank you for reading, I'm glad you liked it.

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