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Poem: Cobblestone Journey

Updated on December 8, 2016
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Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them


Desire’s destination promises treasure,

Cobblestone’s journey is a great adventure,

Between cobblestones always seen is measure,

Measure dares my old wisdom’s new venture.

Lines from measures are our life’s amazing maze,

Turns left and right, dead end, go back, start again,

A Dove above sees journey’s end giving praise,

Giants step easily over seen are but cracks.

I’m but only a small mouse, so cracks are leapt,

Surrounding are lines of maze each has their rule,

Each measure is a deep crevice, my eyes wept,

Purpose’s treasure asks “Am I but a fool”?

Surely faith will lead each leap’s new victory,

Trust assures journey's path become not adrift,

Alas, hope encourages belief’s mystery,

Destination without treasure, seen a gift.


© 2016 Tim Mitchell


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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Martie. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. I have enjoyed watching your adventure across the cobblestones these past years. Nice!

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      Martie Coetser 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      Profound! I love this poetic musing of yours, tsmog!

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Vellur! I am happy to see your comment as I was refreshed reading it. I agree faith does guide. We leap from cobblestone to cobblestone and faith leads.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      A great poem about the journey of life. Faith will guide us over the cobblestones and carve out a smooth path.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hi vocalcoach! Thank you for sharing. Me too . . . I am a small mouse :-)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Tim. What a marvelous poem this is! Love your imagery. I'm a small mouse. :)

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Merry Christmas Gypsy Rose Lee!! Thank you for reading and commenting. I hope I am past my dry spell writing now . . . My cobblestone journey :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A great poem with a wonderful poetic message. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Merry Christmas to You Maria!! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Cheese sounds tasty too . . .

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      Maria Jordan 

      2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks to Sannel's share, my cobblestone journey led me to this wise and insightful poem, Tim - much food (hopefully cheese!) for thought.

      Merry Christmas to you, Maria

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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Sannel! Thank your for commenting. I too feel like that mouse at times even with the journey writing the poem. Yes, I agree, we must not be afraid dream. They do lead us from one cobblestone to the next :-))

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      2 years ago

      Many times I feel like that mouse among cobblestone, but dreams come true only to those who are not afraid to dream. Such wonderful imagery in this poem, Mitch! Thank you for this poetic journey.


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      Tim Mitchell 

      2 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Jodah, Eric, Michael, and Venkatachari! I 'believe' we each discover meaning with reflection. Before us each is a destination of promise, but the journey has obstacles. At times we are a dove, a giant, and, too, a mouse. Arriving to this poem's journey's end I did discover a gift . . . thank you!

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A good message through this journey of cobblestones. Enjoyed it.

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      2 years ago

      Ideal poem's message, all thoughts lead to a dreams' reality elevating toward highest achievement of faith's destination a safe eternity.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You wrote it and I like it, Tim. Really cool imagery. Sometimes I feel just like this.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I liked this journey of a mouse traveling through the maze of cobblestone. Nicely expressed!

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A well written and enjoyable poem, Tim. Comparing life's journey to being like a mouse among cobblestones. Well done.


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