Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Long Walk Home - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

As I look at my shoe rack
I know I have walked far
Walked to the moon and back
Weary like a potato sack
Sometimes on the right track
Trekking thousand of miles
Encountered with cries and smiles
My own courage I never lack

Even the fastest car
Could not have gone that far
It would have broken down
Somewhere along the way

With a driver at the wheel
I may never have been able to tell
The fake from the real
Or the difference between
Heaven and hell
It is only my will
Which carries me through day by day
As I pray not to be led astray

It’s a long walk home
Hammered by rocks and stones
Paths filled with flowers and thorns
At times I felt alone
The everyday obstacles
Blessed sometimes by sudden miracles
While trying to survive

Climbing hills
And mountains made of steel
Drenched in pouring rain
Confused by crossroads
I am getting there
Stepping on each road with care
I am getting near
Jumping up and down with fear
It’s a long walk home

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

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