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The Way

How much easier life would be..

...if the path was mowed and tended

Where nothing that we ever said...

...was hurtful, rude or offended

A path that was hazard free...

...unencumbered of daily pain

And every dream was granted...

...no picnic cancelled by rain

It seems a rosy road to venture...

...a breezy beautiful life

Endless days of perfection...

...free of every tear or strife

No longer would we need friendship...

....or the tenderness of family

There would be no use for wishes...

...or the thrill of camaraderie

The reason for shoulders to cry on...

...gone with all the forms of compassion

We would glide through life knowing...

...eliminate giddy anticipation

Perhaps being in the middle...

...is what makes life feel more complete

We take the good and the bad...

...and be the hedgerow where they meet

Where sunshine lights our trail...

...while casting shadows along the road

where we are masters of results...

...reaping exactly what we have sowed

Life is our beautiful journey...

....our story of love and work and play

Be your own brilliant captain...

...show those following the way.

 

Poem by Kelly Schlicht ~ Photo by Phil Koch

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Taken on December 9, 2011