Bumpy Roads

Poem By Theodora (Theo) Onken

Listening to the traveler's woe...
.....upon their journey's leg
Dressed in naked 'wonder'...
...In hope for new life - they beg.

Over many sphere's of trouble - they traveled
.....A tangible body of the whole
Of half-seen vista's with promises
...But the miles have taken their toll.

Across the bumpy terrains of life
.....Near to monuments and tombs...
Tomorrow's steps hold more promises- -
...Far away from the nearly doomed.

Hope carries the traveler on further...
.....Given - near wings - they now fly
Destination's are now within their grasp- -
...Long gone from woeful days gone by.


Theodora Onken

6/3/17

Comments about Bumpy Roads

Near-wings....... isn't it amazing when poets come up with a new word that is soooooooooooooo perfect that we wonder why we never thought of it before? Theo, this just might be your best poem... or at least one of your best poems. The state of the human heart is so clearly portrayed here in the stages of its journey through life. We may be a sorrowful lot but we do have sort of a pitiful dignity about our travel to our destiny. Well-done, my friend, well done. 10's and 10's and 10's for this write
I've enjoyed your hopeful poem about overcoming disappointments in live and living through uncertainty. I was especially drawn to the image of 'near-wings, ' that reminds me of the desire to fly above it all coupled with the reminder that we are still human through all of it. Thanks for sharing your poem.


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