FWF Writing prompt/ 30/30 #15

So I have finally got the chance to participate in the amazing Kellie Elmore’s FWF writing prompt again! YAY! So excited. This week she posted a picture and requested we just write what comes to us from it. Hope you guys enjoy what I came up with, I feel so rusty even though I’ve been doing the 30/30 @.@ Speaking of, this poem is not really #15 it’s number 20 but b/c I haven’t put up the rest I just decided to…eh nevermind, that explanation was about to become way too detailed…I will post the remainder of the 30/30 poems leading up to today as soon as I can πŸ™‚

The Road Not Taken
We’ve all got a million roads to choose from some days
Where one bends smoothly into the next, the other juts off in a seemingly disgruntled manner,
Demanding the soles of your feet to play truth or dare in its dirt,
Do you dare to tell the truth?
To choose one given over another?
This life we put so much into can be fickle
It can present us with what we think we need just to pull it out from beneath our toes
Coaching us to pull ourselves back up again and keep it moving,
Because in the end isn’t that what life is about; Moving?
Keeping up with friends, family, love, change…
These are all roads we are meant to travel.
When one appears blocked we often bypass it, assuming the blockage is meant to keep us out
Don’t be fooled, those are the roads you want to travel, the ones you need
They don’t come as easy as the others, require a bit of work
Come with all types of cause for doubt by the lack of foot traffic
That’s because they are waiting for you, they are yours and yours alone
Until you come to them they wait, hidden beneath the stars
Hugged tightly by the underbrush, they lay still,
Far from the proverbial forks in the road.
Do not seek them out, they will be found when it’s time to be discovered,
Don’t you love that moment of clarity that just appears as if out of nowhere
When you least expected it but exactly when you need it most?
That will be those roads, they will come to you.
Until then, take the roads you have uncovered and memorize each bump along the way
Learn every curve, dip and dead end they have
Make the most of them all, because no road no matter how short, or seemingly a pointless detour, is put in your path for no reason at all, they all have purpose.
When you need guidance just look to the sky, hold out hope that the sun will
Smile it’s rays to point you in the right direction,
Even if its not there, hold out hope that you can handle whatever path you decide, because you can.


12 thoughts on “FWF Writing prompt/ 30/30 #15

  1. Looks like we’ve been doing something similar… I have just completed a 30 day writing challenge of my own, 30 stories/poems over 30 days to enter into 30 writing competitions.It was great fun, how are you getting along. Your poetry looks great from what I can see!

    1. Ah thats awesome! Good luck with the competitions!!! So far Its going okay, I am behind on writing a couple of days and haven’t posted at least five days worth of poems yet that are completed. So I guess you could say its all a work in progress haha!

      1. Yeah I know about that, I haven’t entered anything in so long because it takes so much time and I just haven’t had any. Thanks for the luck! It’s needed πŸ™‚

  2. Wonderul write, Talicha! You’ve said so much in these wonderful lines, and the depth and meaning in them is beautiful. And, I agree that “they all have purpose”. Every path we take, every decision we make leads us to where we are, and what we are, at this very moment. And, the most important step–the most important path–we will ever take, is the next one.
    Very well done!

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