January 21, 2015

A Long Way



We've got a long way to go from here.

The way is steep and dark,
and the fields are filled with flowers that wither and go out.

But there will be more dawns and shadowy days,
than you could ever hope for,
and the roads will be lined with the trees
you planted in your youth.

We've got a long way to go from here.

But we'll find our way home.

Our lungs are burning with the hidden fire,
and we're starting to smell smoke.

Because it always hurts to light the dead forest
and it hurts to watch it burn.

And it's hard to tear down what you planted,
even if they were just weeds and decay.

We've got a long way to go from here.

But He will lead us home.

And I can promise that we'll find what we were always looking for
in the end.
And that end will turn into every beginning

we could ever hope for.


xoxo



22 comments:

  1. oh, your poetry is just beautiful! so inspiring :) xx

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  2. i can't bREATHE. THIS IS literally what I NEEDED for my booK BECAUSE oh me and them... oh, it'll be okay, darlings. It's time for me to go, but for you to stay. We'll make it to the end, but it's time for me to go my way... and you to go yours.

    Farewell, The Way the Wind Blows. I shall see you again some other day. <3

    *gives them a Gandalf hug and wishes them goodbye with a huge smile*

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  3. "And that end will turn into every beginning we could ever hope for."

    Wow. That's good.

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love the whole poem, but I especially love how you ended it with, "And that end will turn into every beginning

    we could ever hope for."
    Thanks for sharing, your writing is always so lovely <3
    -Lauren <3

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! I'm glad you liked it. :-D

      xoxo

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  5. *puts in inspiration folder*

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    1. I know it was good if it goes in there. ;-D

      xoxo

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  6. So beautiful and inspiring. You should make it into a song.

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    1. Thank you! And yes, that is a brilliant idea! I would love to do that. :-D

      xoxo

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  7. I'm so glad I found your blog! (thanks for commenting on mine haha) This post was beautiful, and it really made me stop and think about my life and the journey I've made so far. It was GREAT. Continue to share the love through your writing xxx.

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    1. Haha! Oh man, thank you!! I adore your blog, and am thrilled you found mine. :-D Your encouragement means so much!

      xoxo

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  8. "But there will be more dawns and shadowy days,
    than you could ever hope for,
    and the roads will be lined with the trees
    you planted in your youth."

    Wow!!! ^^ Coincidentally, we talked about new beginnings in class, and then I read your post... weird connection going on, but it is great!

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Wow! That is awesome!! I love it when things like that happen. :-D

      xoxo

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  9. Beautiful, gorgeous, breath-taking. Can I please borrow some of your talent? (:

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be kind.

xx