Future's Journey

Future stand at the road and gazes down the way, she stumbles, but baby steps taken movement begins. Faltering, scared to continue, she prays for strength. Future moves forward toward the unknown. Cunning Past cannot have won already.

New horizons call Future to see all the possibilities. Move forward, strongly now, curiosity overcoming fear. Eyes and heart believing. Future begins to win.

Cunning Past cheats, trips Future into falling, faltering. Future stumbles by, gains momentum and denies Past’s win.

Head up, eyes forward Future catches a glimpse of the unknown at the line where the sun meets the earth, at the end of time. She stumbles, lost, afraid. Mirror in time, the unknown looks back. Cunning Past pursues.

Across time, Future and the unknown glimpse each other and reach out…suddenly Cunning Past unleashed her demons. Darkening down in packs, sight is lost, the glimpse forsaken.

Cunning Past, powerful and cruel, wants to win this race. Will Future allow the unknown to be taken from her, allowing Cruel and Cunning Past to rule again. “No!” she shouts, “No!” Future screams, the rage released. “I will win this race,” she vows, “I will smile again!”

“Cunning Past no longer may force my eyes to tears!” Future rips at Past’s painful demons, disallowing the guile of their familiar presence to hide the unknown longer. Finally, released of Past’s pain and demons, sunlight appears. Future's eyes look up, the unkown still stands far in the distance, the image clearer.

Impatient Future continues the race. First walking, now running, the unknown comes closer. Future wonders if the unknown seen in a glimpse so far away was true sight? Or was Cunning Past clouding perception behind her mask of lies.

Future journeys long on the uneven path. Will she fall when weakness calls and sleep again like the beauty, uncaring of the unknown that waits? “No,” Future vows, “Never again!” The unknown may hold pain, but it will be our pain, new pain, not old used pain. The unknown she seeks, her soul’s yearning, her prize, her gain.

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erin boote 7 years ago from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Wow!...love the thought process here and the message. This is really different, and I enjoyed it for that very reason. Great job!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

erin, Thank you. It started different, but ended up here.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I really liked this one Kari. I'm going back up for another read.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

golden, Thanks! That is music to my ears, I really like it also :D


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

kari, I told you I liked this, and now I'll tell you why.  You'll not let the past win.  You're too strong of a person.  I know sometimes all of it is overwhelming.  But you're not really alone.  You know you can reach out anytime and I'll throw you a lifeline to pull you back up.  You say I've still got some fun in me, but you see, I think you've got more in you.  So let's just say that we're there for each other and we'll both get through our "junk" to put the past where it belongs and head for the future with our heads held high and those Hatch green chiles in the freezer! 


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

This is neat. I like the way you wrote this. :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Laughing Mom, You'll never know how often I have thanked God that I had a chance to know you! I will remember what you say, if I forget it is here to remind me! Thanks for being here! Heads and Hatch as you said!

Paper Moon, Thanks! It's not the way it started, but personally, I like it better this way.


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Sometimes it is better that way. We start off and then it just flows. However it happened I think it is cool.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Paper Moon, It is better when stories get a life of their own. Thank you so much. I thought of a sequel tonight driving home from work and hope to get it written later tonight...stay tuned for part two.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Amazing words, and go-with pictures too. I need to watch using 'old pain'. That was a very good expression! Thank you, and I'll look for part two.


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Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

This is a great one k@ri no need for words it just stands out So much symbolism so much from out true life, so much just like us , the fragile human soul haunted by the past, yet determined to rise and walk past through all those challenges. Filled with determination and hope! This is a master piece and it is hope for those who have none. If i learned something, no matter what we have to keep walking looking for the future making peace with the past either by harmony or by ripping off the demons it casts. I really don't know what else to say...I hope you don't mind if i copy this and keep it in a safe place to reread and find hope and light in it when past casts its demons on me :d Uriel


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

frogyfish, I need to watch out for "old pain" also. Thanks! I published part two last night.

Uriel, You are very kind! Yes, we need to keep searching, staying filled with determination and hope. Keep safe from your demons! :D


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Great symbolism here filled with hope and yearning. Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks Peggy! I will be trying for it! :D


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

This is beautiful..I have some ideas for music to it actually....

We must never fear the past, regrets and worry are useless emotions chewing through our ego and energy. When we learn our lessons, and walk forward with a determined smile our ability to pursue a better tomorrow becomes quite clear. =D


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

lxxy, I'd love to hear your ideas, you are very talented. And yes I am learning to walk forward, with each step a better tomorrow becomes clearer and clearer. :D

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