Bob Gibson

Rookie (25 April 1946 / Billingham County Durham)

The Journey - Poem by Bob Gibson

Life is just a journey, we travel all alone
no directions are we given, we are free to roam
some people inspire us, and guide us on our way
some people they reject us, and some they will betray
its not an easy road to travel, sometimes its all up hill
we take the good with the bad, and swallow lives bitter pill
friends we meet along the way, put a spurt into our stride
but others lurk out there, from whom we need to hide
No one has come back from the dead, to tell us of our plight
one can only travel on, and fight for what is right
there are many paths out there, and many signposts to
its every ones choice in life, with what they want to do
sometimes we get weary, and sit aside a spell
then some Christian starts shouting, 'your on the road to hell'
get off your arse and follow me, without me you are lost
i was sent to save your soul, no matter what the cost!
the road was dark and long, and overgrown with weeds
the soothsayers words where endless, on other's souls he feeds
no! i walked to where the light was, just a pinpoint at first
then i saw the sun shine, my heart did almost burst
now i walk in wildflowers, and along the shore
gone is the darkness, i wont ask for more
that cross is but a burden, that i no longer need
i was not put on this earth, for other peoples greed
each day is a pleasure to me, i look through different eyes
i believe in myself, and not in soothsayers lies
i don't want a road paved with gold, or trappings of the rich
i ask very little out of life, though sometimes its a bitch
our paths may cross again my friend, as we journey down the lane
i wish you health and happiness, and freedom from your pain

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008

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