What A Road We Travel

What a road we travel
To figure out the
Simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along

To build friendships
With those whose arms
Are true, all-accepting
And strong

To raise our arms to Heaven,
Dig our toes in sand, and
Throw back our heads to
The wind

What a road, what a road
We travel to figure out
The simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along.

Published in Silver Wings (1995); The Writers’ Bistro (2007); WestWard Quarterly (2008); christinemasonmiller.com (2010).

12 thoughts on “What A Road We Travel

  1. Oh Ellen…this one is perfect! Just perfect! Thank you…it was so special to read it this Christmas Eve Morning!

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  2. Blessed Christmas to you, Ellen–
    This is one of my favorite poems of yours from Westward Quarterly and I loved reading it again with the beautiful photograp–a perfect compliment.
    Love to you and Karl,
    mary

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  3. I love this poems sense of cycles in life time
    bringing us back to where we best are meant to
    be. Great photo Karl!

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  4. Ellen, thank you for the beautiful poem. Your pages are lovely, and I’m so happy to have found them!

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