Along with stories, I have for most of my life, enjoyed writing poetry. Some ok, some bad, some terrible, and once in a long while, a winner. You be the judge, and please leave constructive feed back.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Road Ahead


The Road Ahead

The road that lies ahead is hard and long.
Yet we must persevere to move ahead
No other way remains, the past is gone.

It matters not the places we have gone
It matters not at all what men have said
The road that lies ahead is hard and long

Despair may come and rob us of our song
Though we stumble in the dust and feel half dead
No other way remains, the past is gone.

We must set our courage and like men be strong
Even if fatigue turns our feet and arms to lead
The road that lies ahead is hard and long

No shortcuts marked with signs or cornerstones
We cast aside old maps that we have read
No other way remains, the past is gone.

Victory is the goal that lies ahead
We will win the battle though we dread
The road that lies ahead is hard and long
No other way remains, the past is gone.

© James L Frady
November 30, 2012

Written at work between jobs and breaks.  I love the villanelle form because it is fun and challenging but allows you a lot of liberty in topics.

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