We travel - both in mind and body
Some for work, some as a hobby
Mind and heart are intertwined
Yet obstacles pop up - unkind.
We overload our brains with “stuff”
Some gems (of course) but also fluff
Fatigue and challenges dismay
But step by step we make our way.
No time allowed to “stop and stare”
Life is movement - have a care!
Ups and downs - joy and distress …
We’re forced to learn as we progress.
As our own history book we write,
We try our best to make it bright
But sometimes shadows block the view
We feel helpless, but pull through.
The point is - there’s no turning back;
Perhaps we’ve stumbled on the track
But life’s a journey – on we go
Its destination we can’t know!
(c) Poet in the woods (2023)