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The Path
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley
Friday, May 11, 2012
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Spirit does not tell you the whole path. He only tells you the next step.

 The Path


It’s a long and winding path

We take with two first breaths

At first a little blurry

In time it clears a bit


So much to see in wonder

At first on soft all fours

We think and then we ponder

So much to find and more


On weak legs standing upright

Taking first few steps

A road that’s set before us

Alone a simple trek


While others travel around us

We cross each other’s path

Sometimes are sharing smiles

And times are sharing wrath


So many roads before us

Some rocky, forked and straight

The path of less resistance,

Or turmoil, pain and ache


There is the sea of tranquility

Where many lay and bask

What’s to learn in simplicity?

The amoeba even asks


The shadows of unknown

How mysterious they do seem

Should we fear their presence?

Or venture on to see


There stand the cliffs of danger

Some cling with fingertips

How deep is its dark chasm,

Standing back we dare not trip


Mountains rise before us

Storms at their crescent peaks

With roads most long and winding

I choose this path to seek


The air is thick and heavy

The ground is weak and frail

Each step does causes a rattle

Rock shards that can impale


The storm has hid the summit

The path becoming steep

With baited breath still climbing

Can it soon be reached?


This journey moves so slowly

My soul now feeling lost

White owl alights upon me

Wise eyes encourage on


A glimmer of sun before me

Is this truly what I see?

I forge the storm before me

It is my destiny


I stand atop the mountain

Wind coursing through my hair

He said my child you’ve made it

See what I have prepared


You chose the path of wisdom

In what so many fear

Some souls have traveled with you

They always have been near


Your faith has kept you moving

Your lessons you have learned

Now dawn has touched the morning

Sunshine now has returned


The road is often rocky

No path is smooth you see

Your strength has pulled you forward

Love’s light your destiny


Carolee Dennis-Woosley

May 11, 2012





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/18/2014
A thought-inciting, meaningful, metaphorical and symbolic creative offering depicting "the journey of life." Thank you, Carol. Love and best wishes to you,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader) 8/24/2012
A wonderful journey from birth to choice

Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader) 7/23/2012
Lilly you really are one with a lot of insight.

Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/22/2012
This speaks well of how we are born and how we learn along the way Lily. I liked this one very much!

Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/11/2012
"Should we fear their presence?
Or venture on to see"

and you forge the storm before you,it is your destiny...
and there lies the answer;

fine sustained work, Lily, a pleasure
for me to read

Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 5/11/2012
enjoyed this poetic journey, one word after the next :)
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 5/11/2012
"Your faith has kept you moving

Your lessons you have learned

Now dawn has touched the morning

Sunshine now has returned." A great piece of work, "The Path", Lily!

May God be blessed who made the sunshine to have returned!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/11/2012
A beautiful way to pen a journey sucessfully completed.
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 5/11/2012
I like the amoeba line, very clever.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/11/2012
Marvelous, and I especially like:

The shadows of unknown
How mysterious they do seem
Should we fear their presence?
Or venture on to see

Venture On!

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