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Boy Walking Through Woods

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PoeticKnight
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A young boy walking through ageless woods
Beginning of a journey with no destination
A set of footfalls filled with trepidation
Moving crisply forward through pathless woods
Knowing not, whether for ill, or for good

A hesitant step followed by courage emanating
Once the leaves envelop him, surrounded
Upon his feet, an excitement grounded
Every path before him, a mind disseminating
Choices, decisions for a soul less discriminating

Every now and then he stops, just for a bit
Forsaking of the journey’s despair
That he knows must surely be there
He is already tired, and weary of all of it
Wishing to stay, but his restless heart won’t sit

He’ll climb a tree to take a hopeful look
Something he feels he now must do
And there at the top he takes a second or two
The world opened before him like a book
He remembers these pleasures the trees took

Then he’ll return to Earth firm of heart
Resolute to the inescapable fact
That the paths disappear as he looks back
This, in his decision, plays no small part
With a wasted sigh, again the journey starts

Ever forward his footsteps unfailingly send
All the living things he learns their names
Though many of a kind, none being same
These will suffer their company to lend
A young boy becomes man through woods with no end


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This is absolutely wonderful, JML!!!

Denise
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A hesitant step followed by courage emanating
Once the leaves envelop him, surrounded
Upon his feet, an excitement grounded
Every path before him, a mind disseminating
Choices, decisions for a soul less discriminating

Every now and then he stops, just for a bit
Forsaking of the journey’s despair
That he knows must surely be there
He is already tired, and weary of all of it
Wishing to stay, but his restless heart won’t sit

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Then he’ll return to Earth firm of heart
Resolute to the inescapable fact
That the paths disappear as he looks back
This, in his decision, plays no small part
With a wasted sigh, again the journey starts

Ever forward his footsteps unfailingly send
All the living things he learns their names
Though many of a kind, none being same
These will suffer their company to lend
A young boy becomes man through woods with no end

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I love the way your "discriminating mind" works.
this is excellent...full of your deep thoughts...love the walking in the woods imagery.lots to think about in this one...
stalking you in the forest...
your jm

 Do you live by the book, do you play by the rules
Do you care what is thought by others about you
If this day is all that is promised to you
Do you live for the present, the future the past...
tracy chapman

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