End Of The Road - A Poem

Updated on July 28, 2018
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Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Lonely Path
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The Poem

Silently I keep walking

Through the dreaded storm

Thinking of the fire burning bright

Makes me cozy and warm


But what if the fire has died

Leaving no traces of wood

Would the end be justified

Would the rubble still sooth


I do not want to know the pain

That awaits me at the dead end

Instead I choose to stroll along

Hope in heart and thoughts to mend


A less traveled path as mine

Has no success stories to tell

Prepared I am to see the truth

Of a sickened uninviting hell


I set forth with dreary eyes

Leaving behind my handsome abode

Heaven may stand between my strides

But I will see the end of the road


Explanation

This is a poem of distraught and loneliness. It starts with the burning desire of waiting for the long lost life (read love). The protagonist wants to go on the lonely road of waiting and wanting. She wants to know what the end of these feelings would be, and she wouldn't give up before she has seen the end. She knows the journey might be utterly meaningless, but she is adamant, and wants to see it for herself rather than listen to others' verdicts and conjectures.

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      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 months ago

        Thank you, Poeticnurse. Glad you could relate, and appreciate your visit.

      • Ogbonnaya Chidinma profile image

        Poeticnurse 

        6 months ago from Port Harcourt

        I read me through this poem, this is beautiful.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        Thank you, Shyron, for that wonderful addition! Appreciate your visit.

      • Shyron E Shenko profile image

        Shyron E Shenko 

        14 months ago from Texas

        Rinita, this is a sweet sad tale of loneliness

        Keeping pace with your stride

        Where walking this sad path

        Others have cried and memories have died.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        Thank you, Shubhda. I am humbled that this poem resonates with so many people.

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        Shubhda Ahlawat 

        14 months ago from India

        Everyone loves a poem they can empathise with. This is the one for me.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        Thank you, Shaloo. Glad you visited.

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        Shaloo Walia 

        14 months ago from India

        The walk may be full of obstacles without a clear destination but it's the hope that inspires us to keep walking. Beautifully penned!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        14 months ago

        Thank you for the revisit Frank, and the appreciation!

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        Frank Atanacio 

        14 months ago from Shelton

        since I read this piece four years ago.. it's like a fresh new piece for me today.... still find it an awesome write...")

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 years ago

        Thank you for your very thoughtful comment manatita.

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        manatita44 

        5 years ago from london

        Extremely beautiful!

        This is also the quest of finding God. faith is that which keeps you searching even when others are dubious. They say in Taoism that there is only a fine line.

        Great poetry!!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 years ago

        Thank you Cat.. for your vivid interpretation. Nice to see you.

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        Catherine Tally 

        5 years ago from Los Angeles

        Senoritaa,

        Your poem beautifully captures the unknown road and our walk of life. In order to truly live life to the fullest, we must continue on with hope in our hearts. Even though we cannot know with certainty what lies ahead, we have our pleasant memories to spur us forward as well as the lure of mystery. Nicely written- I thoroughly enjoyed this!

        Cat :)

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 years ago

        Thank you lovedoctor. Appreciate your visit and vote.

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        lovedoctor926 

        5 years ago

        Beautiful, yet sad at the same time. I can relate to this poem somewhat. voted up!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 years ago

        Anna, Phyllis, and Audrey: Thanks a lot for your heartfelt comments. Glad it had an effect on you beautiful writers.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        5 years ago from California

        I wanted to come back and read this beautifully crafted work!

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        Phyllis Doyle Burns 

        5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

        Senoritaa, I absolutely love this poem. It is simple in its wording, uncomplicated, yet deeply compelling and thought provoking. Well done!

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        Anna Haven 

        5 years ago from Scotland

        A thought provoking, well written piece which really makes the reader think.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        5 years ago

        Thank you Shanmarie.. that's one of the beauties of poetry.. The readers can give a new meaning to it.

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        Shannon Henry 

        5 years ago from Texas

        Very powerful poem, Senoritaa! I can almost feel the emotions in it. You describe it as a poem about loneliness, but I think it can fit just about any type of situation with a despair-filled path and uncertain outcome.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thanks for echoing my thoughts RQ, and many thanks for the vote.

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        Romeos Quill 

        6 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

        Experience can be an unforgiving teacher,but the beauty of self-discovery...well;no one else can share its joy.Voted up.

        Yours Sincerely,

        R.Q.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thank you Rusti. Glad you liked the poem, and thanks for the follow.

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        Ruth McCollum 

        6 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

        I loved this poem! i love poetry. you are very talented , following a fellow poet.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thanks a lot dreamseeker. Your visit and comment is much appreciated.

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        dreamseeker2 

        6 years ago

        I found your poem to be interesting, as well as awesome. Well written and full of imagery in longing and hope. Voted up!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thank you so much Jo, for reading and sharing. I will send you a note shortly.

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        Jo_Goldsmith11 

        6 years ago

        WOW! I was very moved by this poem and I was taken a back at how

        it felt so close to home. Please e-mail me! Tweet, shared and once again, great outstanding words!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        A hearty thanks once again, I learn a lot from you Audrey.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        6 years ago from California

        I forget how beautiful your work is!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thank you Audrey for coming back, and your heartfelt comment!

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        Audrey Howitt 

        6 years ago from California

        I came back for another read--really a well crafted piece--brava!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Hope is the central reason behind existence. Thanks again for reading Docmo. Have a wonderful day.

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        Mohan Kumar 

        6 years ago from UK

        Hope in heart and thoughts to mend ... Indeed. Your journey here is a poignant portrayal hope and reality... Beautifully said!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thank you so much Globetekker. Am glad you liked my poem.

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        Globetrekkermel 

        6 years ago from CALIFORNIA

        Beautiful,Senoritaa... Well written and rhymed. Love it.thnumbs up to you.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thanks for coming back Audrey!

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        Audrey Howitt 

        6 years ago from California

        Beautifully done!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        6 years ago

        Thanks again TOBE54. I am glad you like my poems.

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        John 

        6 years ago

        Wow! You are a wonderful poetess. I love your work!!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you Audrey.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        7 years ago from California

        Well done!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Rahul for your comment. You rightly explained the essence of that line.

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        Jessee R 

        7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

        "Heaven may stand between my strides" i loved this line, not just because of the beauty of it but for the inner feeling of irony it conveys to me. it makes me think of a person who has lost so much and broken to such an extent that he cannot even see the heaven when he passes it by. great work here.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        That's true epigramman. A lot of talented writers here including you have blessed me with their insights and comments, and helped me grow as a writer. Once again heartfelt thanks for linking my hub. Wish you warmth of the heart on a cold day.

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        epigramman 

        7 years ago

        ...well you definitely have some very great writers here on your comment board which speaks volumes of what you have written here and so very well - you are a soulful deep and evocative poet and I really loved how you took the time to explain yourself in a postscript. Another gem of yours that will be highlighted on my Facebook page with a direct link back here ...... and sending you warm wishes from a cold day by the lake at lake erie time ontario canada 3:17pm

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Deborah for your visit and vote. Happy you liked it.

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        Deborah Brooks Langford 

        7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

        wow this is wonderful.. this is my favorite kind of poems.. You write extremely well.

        I voted way up

        Debbie

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Caroline, glad you found meaning behind it.

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        Caroline Marie 

        7 years ago

        Great poem Senoritaa. Very deep and thought provoking. Voted up.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Sky. The road has to end somewhere, and that's what we got to find out, where!

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        Sky9106 

        7 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

        Great thought . If only the true road ever ends , There is a lost I love about this topped off by your beautiful, analytically correct piece of justice at the end.

        Well done .

        Bless.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you Cresentmoon. It is always encouraging to find people who can relate to your work.

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        Cresentmoon2007 

        7 years ago from Caledonia, MI

        Very well written and in a way I have felt like this before. Voted up.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        @saddlerider1: The way you described the journey is perfect. Indeed we are all travelers in our own dimensions, one of them being common for everyone,time.

        Thanks for visiting.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        @Eddy: Thanks for your lovely comment. Here's to the life that's all about moving on.

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        saddlerider1 

        7 years ago

        We are all on the journey of despair and ultimately death. We seek the knowledge the truths and reasons for why we are here, and what for and where are we going. I live on this plane and when my time is nigh will pass through that thin vale of the other dimension and proceed on my journey as a time traveler.

        Never fearing death on this earthly plane, live life to the fullest whilst here, that is the toughest task for many. As depression surrounds so many here and death is thus an event they fear, yet hunger for in sadness. I loved the flow of this work, wonderfully scribed my talented friend.

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        Eiddwen 

        7 years ago from Wales

        You Senoritaa have the talent to be able to breathe life into each word.

        Here's to so many more to share on here.

        Take care and enjoy your weekend.

        Eddy.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you for your lovely comment Robert. Appreciate you stopping by.

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        rOBERT hEWETT SR. 

        7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

        This is a beautiful and sensitive poem so very well crafted with great imagery and flow. Thanks for sharing this gem. Robert

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        That's indeed a beautiful and thoughtful interpretation. Thanks for reading.

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        Nikki Wicked 

        7 years ago from Louisiana

        Everyone has their own path to follow, best to see it through to the end. It may twist and wind along the way and there will be plenty of forks in the road to choose from but whichever way we choose never give up and follow your heart till you have reached the destination.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks for your wonderful comment Nefarious_Misery. Glad you liked it.

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        Nefarious_Misery 

        7 years ago from on the move

        Beautifully written piece. I think my favorite line is “Would the rubble still sooth”. Knowing that there may be nothing but wreckage there, yet feeling that you may be comforted to see the aftermath yourself.

        Voted up and beautiful

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks sofs, and what a wonderful addition to those lines!

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        Sophie 

        7 years ago

        No turning back is my style too... I like these lines

        But what if the fire has died

        Leaving no traces of wood..

        Walk ahead... may be a beautiful dawn awaits you!!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks for your comment gabgirl. Yes you are right. She walks a lonely path, but she is hopeful and strong.

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        gabgirl12 

        7 years ago

        This is some excellent work! I have to also say its inspiring as the protagonist has a ray of hope 'in heart and thoughts to mend' as if that alone would sustain her and keep her determination set forward. :)

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks Shampa. Appreciate your feedback.

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        Shampa Sadhya 

        7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

        A lovely poem. Just like your protagonist we all should experience first to believe it and not just go by the saying. Voted up and beautiful!

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Agreed! Thanks!

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        Vinaya Ghimire 

        7 years ago from Nepal

        Life is a journey, we walk and walk only to find dead end, of death. Nice work.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks Jessica!

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        jessica.written. 

        7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

        That was very unexpected and awesome.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks Brian!

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        Brian Burton 

        7 years ago

        I like it as well, but thank you for the explanation at the end. That really helped. Voted up and beautiful.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thanks a lot!

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        anglnwu 

        7 years ago

        She is tenacious and strong--nicely done.

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you Frank :)

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        Frank Atanacio 

        7 years ago from Shelton

        very well written Loved it

      • Senoritaa profile imageAUTHOR

        Rinita Sen 

        7 years ago

        Thank you :)

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        Madeleine Salin 

        7 years ago from Finland

        I like it. Well written.

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