Akara K.

Rookie (06/30/91 / Alabama)

The Journey

Packing my clothes into a case
It won't shut, so I sit on the top
In a rush to prepare for the journey ahead
I've packed an awful lot
But I finally stop and realize
That I don't need all these things
For the only thing helpful on this trip
Is what only experience brings

Trudging down a dusty road
Keeping things in a good point of view
Trying not to let my spirits break
For I know this will never be through
What I've brought along is courage
Kindness, honesty, and trust
So many virtues packed in a bag
So full it's about to bust

I'm living off my heart now
Not a penny to my name
But still I hold my head up high
I can't afford to feel shame
I don't know how long this jouney will last
Maybe a week or a hundred years
So I take my courage out of my sack
And I replace it with my fears

Squinting to see what lies ahead
I take my water bottle out
Quench my thirsts and refresh my spirits
Living life without a doubt
I soon come to a friendly village
I buy neccessities and make friends
They are all on journeys, too
Trying to find where the road ends

With a new persepective I travel on
Wondering what I'll find
Hoping that I'll discover myself
Or something of that kind
I'm wishing on every shooting star
Waiting for my dreams to come
Waiting, wishing, hoping, wondering
My heat pounding like a drum

My journey's nearly come to an end
I realize there's nothing I need
I just have to wait to grow
I've already planted my seed
My soul may be off in its own little world
But it will be back some day
Until then, all I can do
Is dream, hope, and pray

I haven't lost too much blood
In this battle I have won
This will take some getting used to
But now I'm shining like the sun
I know my place, I can be free
My journey wasn't a waste
My mind is enlightened, my spirit's refreshed
My fears have finally been faced

Submitted: Sunday, September 03, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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