Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"The Road"



Considering the road life has chosen for me
I would have chosen another
and might have missed
this lesson
of suffering

Considering the suffering I have been through
I would have chosen ease
and might have missed
this experience
of patience

Considering the patience I have acquired
I would have chosen health
and might have missed
this emotion
of empathy

Considering the empathy I now experience
I would have chosen comfort
and might have missed
the greatest lessons
of life

Considering the road life has chosen for me
I choose this road too
and have not missed
the ease of health and comfort
that seem to pass over
the understanding of empathy

17 Comments:

Blogger Bek said...

You are a beautiful soul sister of mine Dar.
I love you always.
You are brave, and poetic.
And just perfect.
Bx

2:49 AM  
Anonymous poet said...

this is a beautiful poem. thank you for sharing it. poet

5:01 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

this is such a powerful poem, D... the wisdom suffering brings us is incredible - not always wanted, but profound nonetheless. love to you baby x

5:58 AM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

The word verification is pxpmo, px is where my Damon went to get what he needed while he was in the Army, YOU are what I need Darlene, your light shines bright! and your words are soft in a hard world...thank you ((((Darlene)))) We are weak but HE is strong, Lean on Him! I am! xo

8:12 AM  
Anonymous your kindred said...

tears...mommy this is beautiful. your strength keeps me.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Yolanda said...

Love this and it speaks so much truth.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

just like Angela said...your strength keeps me too.

i love you, dar.

you never cease to amaze me with your wisdom.

xoxoxo

12:01 PM  
Blogger bb said...

you are wise and eloquent and you have brought tears to my eyes.

and that is a beautiful picture of you, darlene. utterly ethereal and patiently witnessing.

love to you, blogging kindred x x x

1:38 PM  
Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...

sweet darlene you

bless these potent words and your light ful soul

xoxo

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Darlene this poem touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I pray for you every night.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Very moving words.

It is amazing to see the beauty in such challenges.

Love to you

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Hey Darlene--you are such an incredibly talented writer. Your words speak so sincerely of you and how brave,content,strong and soulful you are. You are most assuredly an inspiration to many. This poem brought tears to my eyes.

T.

6:55 PM  
Anonymous angela marie said...

If our world were only perfect, we would miss some of lifes most important lessons along the way. We would never learn from adversity..from pain.. from sorrow.

You have such courage and strength. And you are looking at the beauty that comes from this.

such grace...you Darlene.

thankyou my sweet dear friend

I am praying for you

9:21 PM  
Blogger Laini said...

Beautiful, wonderful thoughts -- it's so true, that our experiences enrich us so much, and the things we would wish away in a heartbeat, like illness, can shape us in such profound ways. Beautifully said!

10:43 PM  
Blogger megg said...

what a powerful, honest and moving piece of writing. It must be so hard to come to any sort of understanding or acceptance when you are in so much pain. I send you hugs and a wish for an easing. Love to you.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Bek said...

YOU made me CRY... AGAIN.
And you know why.
Love your package you sent to Ams.... it could only have been *YOU*
You ... you ... you.
You were sent of that I am sure.
Angel woman.
YOU ROCK!!
I love you.
Bx

3:33 AM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

the toughest road is the one that teaches us and makes us more *alive*...

i love the way you describe your emotions, you have such a gift

much love to you sweet poet :)

8:21 AM  

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