Paths in Life.

Throughout my life I have walked them,

Walked the paths of my life,

Each one so different,

Creating so many emotions within me.

As I look back I can see them,

Those paths that ended in sadness,

The ones that ended in anger,

But each of them gave me experience,

Experience not to tread them again.

There was always the main path though,

That wide path that was my life.

Each path I trod went back

To the life I was going to lead.

Here I am looking forward,

Forward to the new path before me.

My life has changed,

Given me a sad path which I followed,

But I know I will return,

Return to the way I need to go.


We all need to look ahead,

Look to our own new paths,

As if you do not tread them,

Where will you go?


  • Nemo

    A straight path would take the fun out of life, the ups and down is what makes life a beautiful journey ๐ŸŒน
    Very well written sir โ™ฅ๏ธ

    • Goldfinch60

      Very true Nemo, those ups and downs have made me the person I am and I am happy.

    • orchidee

      Good write Gold. Paths in 1066, or mud tracks?!

      • Goldfinch60

        Where we were it was all sand, pebbles and arrows!

      • kevin browne

        The path of anyone's path which apparently appeals to a lot of people, but there're ary many more roads yet to be discovered, Change in direction is always a difficult choice to make, but there's always that chance in which you hit the jackpot...!!!

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Kevin, we need to take those paths as most are wondrous.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Good Morning Uncle Andy ! Brian Here ! Love the ADAGIO and the video STUNNING ! Im just on my Coffee Break watching it in the Office on the Big Screen AWESOME ! A nice misture of SERENITY & PATHOS to mirror our LIVES. My MICROBIOLOGIST came in to chat about a Student and was mesmerised ! I offered to turn it off but SHE wanted to hear the last note and see the last Scene ~ She is also an Environmentalist !
          Love the poem replete with reminiscences some SAD ~ some ENLIGHTENING but all EXPERIENTIAL ! AND ~ as you say you never know whats around the corner ! Thanks for CARING & SHARING !

          Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
          Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks Brian, we all need to go down the paths as most lead to joy.


          • Fay Slimm.

            Life will always arrange variety if we are willing to take the differing paths your verse describes - thank you for the read and for that glorious picture show along with Albinoni's masterpiece.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Fay, we must take those differing paths as most lead to wonder.

            • John Prophet

              We are the product of our experiences
              Well written.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you John, much appreciated.

              • dusk arising

                Full marks to you on this as I know how earnest you are in this.
                Good to reflect that all those various paths you have trodden have led you to this very moment. A positive time in life, you are free to do what you will and do it with enjoyment in mind.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you d a, you know me so well, may your paths lead to joy as well.


                • LAWLESS

                  Much wisdom in this one.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Lawless, much appreciated.


                  • Maxine Smith

                    Love the sentiment very much, as I can so excitably relate.
                    Great new things coming my way, this poem is a great compliment to my new little journey.
                    Love this.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Maxine, I am sure your journey will lead to new wonders in your life as they have mine.


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