Still Travelling

Travel  East
in search of self

Half family extends
unexpected warmth

Is my identity here
with stranger-brothers?

I contemplate pausing
surrendering to other

But this is sleep-walking
the distance still remains

Journey has no end
till soul has purpose

and wisdom relieves
the wounded child.

(Submitted for Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt:identity.  Image shows an old house with wrap around porch in monotone.  From my personal collection.)



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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

27 thoughts on “Still Travelling”

  1. I love how encouraging this is, thank you. You are right – it is not easy to walk our paths but we must if we are to find satisfaction, or just stay sane, actually. Also the blue image is so lovely!

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  2. Whether are not there is acceptance of oneself, life goes on. Live for today and let tomorrow find its purpose. Excellent piece, VJ, and thank you for joining in.

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  3. Guess each one of us, have an independent journey to live till the end. The lucky few get the company of others to accompany them along the path! But to believe that our absence is going to make a difference in their lives, is like living in a fool’s paradise! A few will mourn or pretend to mourn and life goes on…

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