Life’s pathways carry the imprints of others,
We follow behind them on our own timeline.
Desires wish upon changes and betterment,
Jubilation and disappointments jag our hopes.
Challenges and many rewarding graces endure,
Calculated risks or pleasures impact or sustain.
Trapeziums tripping up and over best laid plans,
Transitions and transgressions prompt other ways.
Destinations enhance and encourage well-being,
Feeling good is best from a sense of achievement.
Spirits are raised and dashed with friends and foes,
Experiences shared and guarded as keepsake memories.
Days march ever onwards while the hands of time tick,
No living to waste but to enjoy with its continual review.
Adventures stretch imaginations and entertain futures,
Maps assist and coordinate while opportunities beckon.
Resting upon life’s daily troubles may be a temptation,
But the one-way direction offers life a fleeting interest.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 05/02/2015
Poetry Jam Prompt: ‘Journey.’