I was feeling a bit artsy this week and decided to dabble into some poetry since I haven’t for awhile. Also, I thought writing this would be easier/faster than writing a full-on page of my two-cents for this week…but I was wrong. It’s in Shakespearean sonnet structure, although any legit poets reading this are probably groaning at my inconsistent syllable structure (or lack thereof). On behalf of wanderers everywhere, I write this for us.
To Those Who Wander
To the one who sits in the back of the chapel
Questioning the whereabouts of prayers spoken
To the one who finds each door is locked and
Desperately searches for a window open
To those who journey with no destination
You are not lonely though you walk alone.
To the weary, the beaten, and the broken
Endlessly looking for a place to call home
To the one seeking the light of a streetlamp
Amidst the darkness of a harsh winter’s night
To those brave enough to keep fighting on
We go forward in pursuit of the ever-fading light.
Push onward despite the odds, despite all resistance –
And you will hear my voice echoing back to you in the distance.