THE TRAVELER

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    THE TRAVELER

    “Once upon…” the story goes

    Of dragons, knights and kings

    And only those who are swift of heart

    May capture all these things

     

    But what about the heavy heart

    The one who must traverse

    The child that wilts beneath the thumb

    Of chapter, line and verse

     

    Who carries through this weighty life

    An old and rusty sword

    And hears the battle cry again

    Repeated word for word

     

    Do not look back my soulful child

    My hero strong and brave

    Hold no more within your heart

    The wanderings you crave

     

    Look no more into your eyes

    To find the caverns deep

    Past the ogre citadel

    Into the dragon’s keep

     

    Search no more for lonely souls

    Lost beneath the crags

    Strewn about by blighted dreams

    Like old discarded rags

     

    For what was dark, will find great light

    In places never known

    The  search to find the greatest gem

    Will bring the traveler home

     

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    spbsdude commented on THE TRAVELER

    04-19-2010

    How true the message of this poem is. Very lyrical and descriptive.

    xxlheart commented on THE TRAVELER

    08-17-2009

    absolutely beautiful and written to perfection. well done my friend. love.me.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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