Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Souls' journey

Walking life paths
Some with their head very high
Others with their head down
Some walking slow
Others hiking as fast as they can

Some seeing a light at the end of the tunnel
Others noticing the brightness all way through
To not so few, everything is black and white
While to others it is a matter of perspective

Several are disturbed by the diverts of the path
Whereas quite a number enjoy the unexpected
Some laugh and dance
Others cry and crawl

Many travel alone and undisturbed
Many move in groups and concerned
Various walk in awareness of the moment
Several march anxious and unfulfilled

There isn’t a right or a wrong way
There isn’t a safe or a perilous pursuit
Approach and attitude are decisive
Each journey is unique

The drive is self-controlled
No one to blame
Not a soul to retort
The journey is our very own

Souls’ tales and realities
of souls voyaging through life

© 2010 Gabriela Abalo

Check more poems at: One Shot Wednesday


Anonymous said...

I like this philosophical poem. Nicely done.

Cindybrown said...

the journey is our own!! very nice!

Everyday Goddess said...

beautiful metaphor, I agree with you.

Timoteo said...

I'm always gratified to run across wisdom...and I find it here!

Brian Miller said...

and it is a journey best shared along the way wiht those that walk the path wiht you...even for just a bit...smiles. nice write. great one shot!

Kay said...

bless the journey,
bless the choice,
bless the opportunity
of awareness...

insightful write leaving me delighted. thank you. :)

gautami tripathy said...

What a journey..

the middles makes it

RA said...

Lovely! You said it beautifully. Souls' relalities and tales, that's what it boils down to.
Thanks for sharing. :)

signed...bkm said...

you speak truth...about this journey...Great One shot...bkm

TALON said...

The tales of the individual journeys are endlessly fascinating...

I loved your poem of a soul journey.

Wine and Words said...

There is no right way, no wrong way, only your sayeth my therapist. I can accept that.

dustus said...

Well stated. Glad you decided to share part of your journey and wisdom with us. cheers

Leo said...

beautiful and wise words.. well said! :)

My One Shot!

Eric Alder said...

Funny how often we equate life with a journey down a road.

Nice One Shot, Gabi!

Sam Liu said...

A beautiful and profound ode to life, which is, after all, a journey. You capture the wonder of human existence marvellously.

moondustwriter said...

I love the way your poetry addresses life -Straight on

"The journey is our very own" a powerful statement

Thanks for linking to One Shot

Moon smiles

Kirk Jusko said...

Good poem.

ds said...

A lovely poem, and every line of it true. Thank you.

Amanda said...

The most beautiful metaphor in this my dear friend. Wonderful Oneshot xxx

Francisca said...

Gabriela, forgive me, but I have my reasons: the only word I would change in your poem is the last one - from life to eternity. Nice.

budh.aaah said...

There isnt a right or a wrong way....each journey is unique

Beautiful sentiments

ninotaziz said...

Soul's journey
Your insight is truly a marvelous gift, Gabi.

PattiKen said...

Very nice. The path in the picture is a great metaphor for life, and is beautifully described in your poem.

Anzu said...

Your poem instill a certain self-confidence and courage into my psyche.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend !

Greyscale Territory said...

Our journeys are always coloured with our thoughts and our spirit! Lovely poem!

Shashi said...

LIfe is about living not reaching, life is about the journey not the end... liked the thought that you have portrayed here...
Nice one....
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

she said...

so true. such a wonderful poem - full of universal truths. Loved it.