Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Don’t Look Back (04/19/12)
TITLE: No Returns
By Lillian Rhoades
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I know what it means to have impatient dreams
To scatter them like seeds in a field called Hope
That yield little harvest.
Iâ€™ve climbed the ladder of Success
And gripped determination as I made my way up
Never letting go
Until I discovered that Success is not always measured
By how high you climb.
Iâ€™ve had the hot iron of Disappointment
Brand my expectations and make them his own.
Iâ€™ve come to Crossroads
Where there was no sign to point the way.
Iâ€™ve stopped by a place called Help
Entered and found it empty.
Iâ€™ve climbed the mountain
That led to Earthly Things
Then settled in the Valley of Things That Mattered Most.
Iâ€™ve lived for a while with Motherhood
Then moved on
To spend time in my empty nest with Solitude
Iâ€™ve stopped many times where Grief resides
But spent most of my time where Belief abides.
Iâ€™ve paid a visit to Friendshipâ€™s house
And found that entrance was by invitation only.
Iâ€™ve taken rough roads and stopped to drink
At the Fountain of Knowledge and Wisdomâ€™s Well
That satisfied my thirst in dry places.
Now the road curves Homeward
And I have no desire to return to places and things I left behind
For where Iâ€™m going is far better than where Iâ€™ve been.
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