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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: September 18, 2020      Views: 120

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Steps taken not always straight and narrow
"Straight and Narrow Path" by JLR
Someone asked, "Did you get a roadmap
for that Earthbound journey
you called life, old chap?"

I said, "I heard a preacher spew the words
stay on the straight and narrow path
and so, I just set off... listening to birds."

While young, so many walks I had taken,
long past days of sucking my thumb,
always taking the narrow path, for I was not yet brazen.

As time ticked along, the straight and narrow
became a winding patch of wrong after wrongs
until I came face to face with a Barrow.

It was the time, if ever it would be
that I get back on the straight and narrow
these two paths the preacher told to me.

Now, I am back on course with roadmap in hand
with a snappy little fellow over my shoulder
who once in a while says, "That pathway is banned."


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Author Notes
Go out for a walk and take a camera, smartphone or tablet with you. Snap a picture of something interesting and write a poem about it when you get home. Post the photo along with the poem. Special thanks to Sallyo for originally creating this contest. The winner takes away a cash prize.

Note: Barrow, in England, ancient burial place covered with a large mound of earth. In Scotland, Ireland, and Wales the equivalent term is cairn.
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