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End Of The Road - A Poem

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

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


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.

© 2011 Rinita Sen

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