The Path of Life


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    A poem inspired by WordSlinger's latest writes on OP

    The Path of Life

    My journey down the path of life has

    seen miracles beyond comprehension

    My path has also brought me face to face

    with horrors that defy explanation

    For every great tree that towers on high

    and caresses the ancient sky

    Another lies fallen and broken

    in spite of the resounding hue and cry.

    My path has taken me down rivers and streams

    that breathe life into the land’s many fruits

    But just beyond the next bend in its journey

    the river gives way to waste that poisons its roots

    My path could have been richer and fuller

    were it not for man’s greed and warring nature

    But for whatever reason that was not meant to be

    as man persists in contaminating our future

    I dream of a world where we can live in harmony

     And peace and beauty fill the hearts of all

    So I will continue to search as my spirit takes flight

    For a place far from man’s destructive beck and call  


    © Copyright Charlie Gragg August 25, 2010  



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    Olan01 commented on The Path of Life


    I too dream of harmony and have felt its touch. It will not be found, however; with our two eyes but only with the single eye of the soul.



    It may well be as you say. Thank you.

    SavVySam commented on The Path of Life


    A really terrific free write Hampton, which I very much enjoyed reading...Great share!



    Thank you. I appreciate your warm reception to the poem.

    earthly commented on The Path of Life


    We must stand for what is right and not give up the fight-without money, or any worldly assets, we, as poets can and should at least write for our good Mother-in her defense-You my friend are a steward for her by penning such eloquent cries for mercy on her!! Namaste...Earthly



    Thank you. If we do not stand for her who will?

    Stryx commented on The Path of Life


    Certainly this is our hope - Yet I think it has been the hope of all, for eons. Still you said it well - you carry us with you.



    Thanks WO.

    ginga commented on The Path of Life


    Charlie, I am with you on this one. The search is on for a cleaner more protected earth and you stated this splendidly in a poem that laments what we are losing every day. ginga



    Thank you very much.

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30