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by Kyle Anne Kish

making a sharp
turn left kept
me from being
right in so many ways
as far as my directionally
impaired being of
boredom was concerned.

a heavy hit on the head
would not have made
me arrive any sooner
at this destination
of destiny, where sparks
fly by like rose petals
on river’s current.

currently I’m fine,
thank you; just a little
scraped up by the bramble
bushes, which i strayed
into when marching
off the beaten path.

i see lily of the valley
and lush green grass
ahead ... making me
stride with more confidence
toward the years before me,
laid out like apple blossoms
blowing passionately
in the wind.

02/01/2007

Author's Note: Topic by Kathleen Wilson. Thanks, Kathleen! :)

Posted on 02/01/2007
Copyright © 2021 Kyle Anne Kish

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Katerina T Nix on 02/01/07 at 10:04 PM

One of my philosophy lecturers tells us, "everyone starts at different places at the bottom of the mountain, but eventually we all end up at the top gazing at the world through new eyes" This is a very inspirational poem. Thank you for sharing it and for helping me take notice of my own journey. Well done! -Kat :)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 02/01/07 at 10:12 PM

I like this poem and the direction you have taken for your future! :) "where sparks fly by like rose petals on riverís current" and "laid out like apple blossoms blowing passionately in the wind." are my fav lines, but "the heavy hit on the head" was great - a gentle touch of humor within a serious look at oneself.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 02/02/07 at 08:06 AM

I love the stark directional beginning to this, forthright and clear-thinking about the "left" turn-- smart and witty, the first half of the poem and then the second half gets more and more rich and lush. And the wise sense of your own direction comes through, as well as the stubborn self-preserving creativity. This fine poem was obviously ready to be born!!

Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 02/03/07 at 05:06 AM

a heavy hit on the head would not have made me arrive any sooner at this destination of destiny, where sparks fly by like rose petals on riverís current...I love this!

Posted by JD Clay on 02/04/07 at 01:44 AM

This has a wonderful spring-like feel and carries the message of positivity very well.

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