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I Am Learning
Author: Shiloh

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as I stand in the path,
I turn my head
and look out across the field,
and there in the distance
is serenity,
and quiet safety,
and comforting warmth,
and all I have to do
is walk to it.

it is further than it appears,
and there are pitfalls to overcome
on the way,
but with determination
and a willingness to suffer a bit,
I am certain to reach my destination
in good time...

I have been walking
and stumbling
for many years, now,
but each step
brings me closer to my goal.

sometimes I feel tired,
and wonder if I will be able to continue,
as it is a journey,
further and longer,
than I thought at first...
but then,
I had nothing to compare it with
when I started.

I must admit
that what I have seen along the way
has been not only interesting,
but pleasant, as well,
affording me the good fortune
of finding things in the traveling
that I had no knowledge of up to now.

perhaps it is the journey, and not the goal,
that is important in life.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Bipedalguy (65.96.237.196) -- Tuesday, October 21 2008, 05:38 am

I like it.

Very good poem. I have always felt that happiness is a direction, not a place.
I think that there is a parallel to this in your last lines.
Good job.
Peace, Bipe. (sounds almost like peacepipe)
shiloh (74.65.121.49) -- Tuesday, October 21 2008, 08:19 am

thank you

actually, bipe, this one sorta snuck out on me - i remember writing it, but at the time i wasn't really WORKING on it, just hitting the keys, know what i mean? no plans, just free rein to my subconscious. rather pleased with the result, i guess, though. at least it seems to have come out all right. peace... hank
 
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