Only For You

ONLY FOR YOU

Do not bewail your fate at crossroads
Nor shirk the choice of either/or
But singing both/and search for the lost notes
The key to pick is neither/nor

Let us pray for the seasick sailor
Stormswept, becalmed upon the sea
The hero’s bold venture doomed to failure
As Jonah also tried to flee

Uncertainty made him a dancer
Who once had been so far from shore
And no single key can be the answer
Just as no road can be a door

The crossroads never have a signpost
The ship that sinks will reach no quay
The road is dark – devils take the hindmost
And Know Where is it plain to see

I do not write to give directions
The distance or the trials in store
These are the milestones of my acceptance
And they pretend to be no more

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on March 18, 2016, in Poetry, Republished and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Love this. And this, in particular: “no single key can be the answer
    Just as no road can be a door.”

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  2. I had to wait and read this when my mind was fresh. These words are like a road map through life though in life there are no road maps. Only a path that moves us forward and never back to start again. Impressive writing these words.

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