by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You’d Know I Was A Liar,
If I Tried To Tell You That Life
Has Been Smooth Sailing
With No Storms Or Dangers,
Even A Fool Knows
That’s Not True  

I’ve Learned My Lessons
The Way I Always Seem To Do
The Hard Way
Walking Crooked Paths
Travelin’ Down Some Wrong Roads
Making My Own Way
On Life’s Journey
Headed Toward
The Heaven Or Hell
That Lies Ahead

But I’ve Been Blessed
Along The Way
By Some Wise Friends
Who Cared Enough
To Let Me See
Their Scars And Flaws
And Listen To Their Stories
About Life And Love And Wisdom

They Shared The Secrets
They Learned For Joy And Happiness
And The Pitfalls And Dangers To Avoid
In Hopes That What They Learned
Might Be A Sort Of Map
Towards A Better Life For Me

They Taught Me To Follow
My Heart And Listen
To The Whispers On The Wind
And From My Soul

To Be Kind And Caring
And Live In Peace
And Treasure Love
As The Precious Gift It Is

I Learned Of Courage,
Trust, Justice And Friendship
From Those Who Dared To
Share Their Scars And Flaws,
Who Dared To Bare Their Souls
To Point Me In The Right Direction

I Learned To Follow The Stars Without A Map
Across The Seas And Mountains And Valleys In Life
And I Am Thankful For That Gift

But The Most Important Gift Has Been
Teaching Me How To Find An Inner Peace
And Joy In My Soul That Has Led Me,
As True As Any Map,
To A Life Of Happiness And Love

I’ve Traveled Some Wrong Roads
But That Was Long Ago
Perhaps, You’d Like To Walk Awhile
And I’ll Tell You What I Know?

Copyright © 2018 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved
7.19.2018 @ 11:30 p.m.
Inspired by Megha Sood’s – MAP – MICRO POETRY on meghasworldsite and a little “Nudge” from Mega to find a seed of inspiration and see what happened. Well, I guess this is it!
Thank you Dear Megha!!



  1. That was intriguing. I got to say that was some cool stuff. I liked how you put that together. Its relatability to people .

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