Paths Unexplored

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Far away at a distance I saw two roads diverge,

One showed straight and the other pointed away,

As a traveler,

I watched and stood,

It was a tough decision to take,

One route took less time and went over lovely valleys and beautiful streams,

The other had a broken bridge and rough paths and stops in between ,

The path is tough but will get you there,

I decided to take the rough road,

The wind was gushing,

It began to rain and the stream overflowing ,

Challenges over challenges I felt lost,

But still went on waiting for the dawn,

After a terrible night finally reached the other side,

Suddenly saw a light in the sky,

It was the lovely morning light,

I had made it through the night,

Laying down looking at the clear sky,

I felt proud,

I had achieved more than i think I could and felt satisfied….

The Celebration

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There was singing and dancing,

Music played loud,

The night clear and bright,

The lanterns all lit colorful and pretty,

Marking a new beginning,

The village sparkled with lights,

The quiet streets were now noisy,

The children excited and cheerful,

Smiles and laughter echoed through the streets,

It was a celebration of hope,

Rejoicing the return of their loved ones…

The Cold Shivers

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There was cold winds that blew,

A cold shiver was felt among those few,

Cold nights and dark days hounded the streets,

Those who couldn’t afford slept in the cold,

Waiting for the bright light the morning would bring in,

Hoping an end to their misery….

Lucky Stars

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The luck she thought she never had,

As she saw others go by,

And she stood in the same place and wondered why?

What was different about them,

Why did they deserve what they got,

When she never saw them even try,

She thought she had no luck at all,

For she tried and tried,

But her hard work never seem to be recognized,

She finally decided to let go,

For she knew where her true passion was,

She knew she was special in her own way,

And she was respected in the world outside,

She continues to reach for the stars as her happiness multiplies…..