The paths I’ve taken
Were once unknown
Scary, treacherous
When seen from afar
Yet I took a step
In one direction
With faith, belief,
Wishing on a star

With every step walked
I’ve faced my fears
Unable to see
What lay ahead next
Some have been easy
And built confidence
Others much harder
Have left me perplexed

Been bruised and battered
Loved, lost and lived
Taken the wrong way
On a route unplanned
Learnt lessons from all
As they made me be
Brave enough to leave
Footprints in the sand

The people I’ve met
Whose paths I’ve crossed
Some loved, others gone
Have all still shaped me
Experiences had
Triumphs and failures
Sometimes had to learn
To let bygones be

It’s mysterious
This journey called life
With twists and turns
Along every way
Yet I’ll step ahead
Confront every change
And avoid regrets
Come what may

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (4 September 2016)

Inspired by the picture prompt for Friday Reflections

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  • Rajlakshmi
    4 September 2016 at 9:31 pm

    We learn so many lessons from our journey, be it good or bad. And each of them makes us stronger. You have expressed your feelings so well. Well written.
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    • Sanch, the writer
      4 September 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Raj…even though the bad times suck, we still learn from them, don’t we?

  • Dan Antion
    4 September 2016 at 11:10 pm

    It is more about the journey than the destination. Nicely done.
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  • Parul Thakur
    5 September 2016 at 12:14 am

    Beautiful! That poem and the picture exactly tell the same story. How life is a learning – good days or bad, all are part of the game.
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  • Anita
    5 September 2016 at 10:13 pm

    That’s the spirit! Life is a great teacher.
    Happy Teacher’s Day & Ganesh Chaturthi!
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  • Dee
    6 September 2016 at 1:58 am

    Life and lessons. Keep going on. Life goes on. Nicely worded!
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    7 September 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Yes, that’s my brave girl! Keep marching ahead, Sanch, and life will reward you with its bounty!

  • Ramya Abhinand
    8 September 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Your poem reminds me of a little saying my mom often tells me.. ” The journey of life is more important than the destination… “

  • Rachna
    10 September 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Life is ups and downs. The journey sometimes gets too stifling but move ahead we must. Chin up, Sanch.

  • Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710
    11 September 2016 at 12:31 am

    The last four lines should be etched on every wall and written in every textbook. It’s perfect, unadulterated advice that can help survive any situation in life!

    • Sanch, the writer
      11 September 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Aw, thank you 🙂 Such a lovely compliment