Saturday, March 17, 2012

Warning Signs

© Shanyn Silinski 

Warning signs
Mark my path
On all sides:
Do not enter.
Bridge out.
Dead end.
Catastrophe surely waits.
Too many hindrances,
Much easier to detour,
Make a U-turn
And avoid the hassle.

Easy never solves anything,
And I've no desire
To tread on old pathways again.

Obstacles be damned.
I choose to move forward.

This road may end
With no marked exit
For the next leg of my journey.
I may be forced 
To blaze my own trail
Through life’s rough terrain.

I will move forward.
Some signs are just meant to be ignored.


Susie Clevenger said...

I say blaze your own often I don't like where the trail leads so I must seek another one.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You took both messages from the sign: No Through Road, and Rough Road, and worked them into your theme seamlessly.

Mary said...

I love your attitude! Forge on, and knock those obstacles out of your way!!

Zoe Francesca said...

Ride on! Somne signs really are, and I love your take on this no through road changed to a rough road - it will get less bumpy as time goes on.

Mystic_Mom said...

Blaze that trail, and make the signs say what you need for your journey! Great poem for that photo. Love how you wrote it, really has a great feel.

Mama Zen said...

I love that second stanza! So true!

Marian said...

true! signs, signs, everywhere's a sign.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderfully positive! Love it when we blaze our own trails.

Fireblossom said...

The only way out is through, baby!

Abin Chakraborty said...

yes.remarkably optimistic.kudos and amen.

booguloo said...

As Roy and Dale would sing, Happy trails to you until we meet again...

Chevrefeuille said...

Well done. I loved reading it. And yes sometimes ignore signs.

Shawna said...

"Some signs are just meant to be ignored." Ha! Well at least you're not travelling the same roads again.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh yes, blazing your own trail. The call of the wild that is so much a part of the North American instinct. Gotta love it.

Kenia Cris said...

"I will move forward.
Some signs are just meant to be ignored.

And it bring a smile to my heart. <3

Laurie Kolp said...

I like your determination, the positive flow in this.

cosmos cami said...

I choose to move forward...
I will move forward.

Poignant things for me right now.
Thank you for sharing this. It hit me in a good place.

Hannah said...

I say amen to blazing your own trail AND ignoring some signs. You're right, some ARE meant to be ignored.

Cheers to your sentiment above this comment box,Mary, inspiring, too! Smiles!

Margaret said...

This is passionate. Makes me wonder if she isn't the one who defiled that darn sign. :)

Anthony said...

I've seen those warning signs many a time in my personal life.