Doris Cornago

A Pathway - Poem by Doris Cornago

Walking a pathway is complicated
Choices litter, puzzles obstruct
Your one key opens the lock
Mind deconstructs, block
Past attempts conceal
As well as seal all
Ways to paths
Can't demolish
Buildings half built
Foundations are secure
Falter not, waste not your own
Treasure of experiences, failures
Lifetime weaving of dreams, goals taken

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams, experience, failure, goals, paths, perspective, success

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Failures are milestones of success, defining where we have been and how farther we need to walk. We cannot deconstruct our concepts of how to gain a foothold, but must build on them, scaling every steep incline as in climbing a wall that obstructs the pathway. If we falter, we can lose a foothold and restart all over again. Don't demolish, but reclaim all you've got from the start.

Comments about A Pathway by Doris Cornago

  • Kostas Lagos (4/19/2018 4:58:00 AM)

    Marvellous poem, full of inspiration and motivation. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(6/10/2018 5:31:00 AM)

    Yes. For all our failed aspirations: -)

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/19/2018 12:33:00 AM)

    Dear Doris, such an inspiring verse....10+++++ (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(6/10/2018 5:32:00 AM)

    Thank you fir the inspiration, bro. Bernard: -)

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  • Doris Cornago (4/18/2018 11:42:00 PM)

    Poster is by Karnika E. Yashwant, my constant companion, my belayer, in every steep climb. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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