On a Journey


Like a bird needs a dwelling,

a shield from thunderstorms and rain,

those going on a journey

need someone who remains.


Lost in wilderness fearing

where to spend a night.

Tired of the struggle

to find a little light.


Ordinary folk,

if I only knew!

Not only buildings are lighthouses

but people can be too!


Natives at their homes

offer gentle care.

A hero could not be celebrated,

if they were not there.


It takes courage to set a foot

in unknown foreign lands.

It takes strength to live a simple life

and labour with your hands.


There are different types of people

and distinct kinds of pain.

World needs courage of brave pilgrims,

patience of those who remain.



  • Author: lostinfantasy (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 28th, 2021 16:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: While hearing about famous travellers who mediate to us their experience about the world, I find it important to think also about people who do not travell anywhere. Who are able to share different aspects of their coutries to the tourists and foreigners.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 14
  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.


  • Cedrick

    Nice poem.

  • L. B. Mek

    'Ordinary folk,
    if I only knew!
    Not only buildings are lighthouses
    but people can be too!'..
    Outstanding flow,
    in what is a sumptuous read
    of insightfully invigorating: Poetry!
    thank you for choosing to share
    a great write

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