A Poem: Ride through the pain

The light is in front me, a distances hard to judge

I recognize the colors that have bathed my being before

Others accompany me on this journey, though I won’t ask for favors

Pride prevents me from grasping their hand, sincere gestures

Why must I journey alone? What prize will it garner?

An experienced shared is no less cheapened nor worthy of praise

But onward I travel, through the pain of reality and clouds of doubt

As songs of joy merge with tunes of sorrow, music for humanity

The signs are everywhere, billboards of hope and sadness

Played one against the other offering solace and despair

I can’t correct or veer my path away from the challenges or the fear

A narrow road, curbed with dreams of calm and peace

The light is in front me, a finish line of uncertainty but my heart is weak

If only my legs were strong enough to ride through the pain

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings



About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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1 Response to A Poem: Ride through the pain

  1. Patty says:

    Wow. Love this poem. XxX

    Liked by 1 person

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