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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Looking for the Key




Moving along in the draft
With the countless other seekers
On their own journeys,
Attempting to locate the proper key
To get where we think
We need to go in life,
A meandering road
Lined with obstacles
And locked doors,
Unsure which key is right for us,
Unsure of which door
Is the one that leads to serenity,
Not realizing until well into our quest
That the key we choose
Is not as important
As the lessons learned along the way.

7 comments:

Dick Jones said...

A neat encapsulation of the Robert Louis Stevenson proposition that it's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

Mary said...

I agree. We don't want to find that door "to serenity" too quickly, as I think that would bring us to the end of our lives. Better to have lots of interesting twists and turns along the way.

Kat Mortensen said...

We're on a similar wavelength this week. Nice one!

Heaven said...

Very lovely thoughts...its the journey and lessons we learned along the way...even though it seems that door to serenity takes forever ~

Marita Abraham said...

Wow. I liked it. You looked at the words in a way that I wouldn't have thought of myself. To take those words and make them a positive thing is wonderful.

Adura Ojo said...

So true. So many miss the point and you capture that well, Mary.

Sheilagh Lee said...

so true