A Poem - Turning Points
Pondering Lessons From The Past
Certainly not just two paths, but many.
Life can be a long, or a short stroll.
Sometimes life seems a race to a known finish.
At other times it seems as if it will last forever.
Idyllic moments have images like a video and persist;
Others are terrifying moments when life hung in the balance.
Live long enough and images of loved ones linger.
Friends, family, classmates, co-workers, teammates pass on.
You are here at today's crossroads, four paths.
Only the one marked "Memory" goes back.
Left, right, steady as she goes, all are options;
Options once again, until the next turning point.
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