Jewell Miller


Direction


How shall it be when I go hence? Shall I
Bear forth the tablets of my day incised
By my own hand,- in characters devised
By my own brain in action? Shall I vie
With others, emulate strange ways, and try
To be what I am not? Deny my will ...
To seek directions alien, blind, until
The early channels of my life run dry?

Let me not be a passive instrument,
Bestrummed by every meddling passerby,-
To turn me from the port which I descry
May friend and foe alike be impotent!
I would slough off life's false integument-
Then free to keep my first objective true
Strike out till longed-for shores shall come to view.
Haven appear ... before my strength is spent!

Submitted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Direction by Jewell Miller )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]