Saturday, 12 November 2016

Which path do I take?

I have been sort of sick most of the week. I've got something else on my list of ails:Vertigo, a balance problem which causes nausea, dizziness and a headache. It has settled and I am armed now with a few more pills lol So this morning quickly a poem for Poets United, with the prompt path



Which path do I take?
“Which path do I take, master?”

“What do you want to
find at the end?”

“On wealth and power
I have set my mind”
“Choose the path through 
concrete jungle 
success you will find” 
At the end, he wrote 
success on every
window of his room
People looked up to it but
it was just a spark in his gloom

“Master I want more,
which path do I take?”

“What do you want to find in the end?"


“I want to feel free,
I want give a part of me”
"Follow the path of mystery
share your riches along the way"
He took this path every day

One day they stole it all,
a dark glow coated his downfall

a lady found him, fed him, cradled him
with love and care in her shanty
which showed him the path of plenty
where you walk under 
the weeping willow
listen to the lost and lonely
where the river will 
collect the tears
and carries them 
to the pastures
to enrich the earth.

This was the day the rain 
knocked on his window
the sky broke open, and 
wrapped a bow of colours 
around a path 
starting from his door.

“Master why didn’t you show me that path first”

“Because you didn’t ask for it, my friend”

39 comments:

  1. I love this parable......the path to happiness.

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  2. You are so clever. That is a terrific poem. So sorry to hear you have Vertigo. I get that now and then,it is awful. My doctor told me to go home and watch You Tube videos on the Eply Manoeuvre and then do it. It doesn't always work the first time. I did morning and night for about 2 days and it went away.Try it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1QciZWfP0

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  3. Hi Marja - vertigo sounds horrid - good luck with Diane's idea ... and then getting over it ... all the best.

    The poem is wonderful - so clever ... we can all dream of wonders of gold, but the easier, happier path is the simple one ... compassion and peace as we journey along ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  4. Oh, what a touching poem. 'the day rain knocked on his window' - beautiful. I hope you feel better soon Marja.

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  5. I understand you created this great poem yourself Marja, it's really wonderful reading.
    Hope you recover soon!

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    1. Thanks Janneke I am not so clever with english words yet though

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  6. wow what a great photo Love from Poland

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    1. Thanks Gosia It is beautiful here in NZ

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  7. Lovely, smart poem!
    As for Vertigo, try the home remedies first, and only if it doesn't help take the pills given by the doctor. Feel better soon!

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    1. Thanks Duta. I have to have approval for home remedies as I am on warfarine. The pills are just to relieve the nausea and stomach acid

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  8. Hi Marja. Vertigo is a terrible thing. When I had it a few times this year I went to the doctor's and they examined me several times now. They still don't know what the matter is. Anyway I stopped cycling for fear of falling off my bike again.
    You are so clever at poetry! I admire you!

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    1. Wow than your dizziness most be quite severe

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  9. So nice! The path.. leading to light and love...

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  10. Excellent message! You speak truth.

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  11. This is a magical and well composed message indeed

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  12. Lovely photo Marja - complements your poem. Sure hope you get relief from vertigo - not a pleasant experience.

    Thank you for stopping by.

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  13. The earthquake today has made me worry about you, Marja, and all of Christchurch. Hope you are well.

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    1. Thanks We are all good just shaken In towns up North it was bad.

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  14. Marja this is a wonderful poem, such a great message within it.. And a lovely photo.

    Marja I just heard about the large Earthquake near Christchurch. I do so hope you are all safe.. Sending Love and hugs my friend Love Sue xxx

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    1. Thanks Sue We are good. It was scary It went on for ages. The epicentre was about 2 hours drive from here

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    2. I am so pleased Marja all of you are OK.. what a scary experience to have to go through again. xxx Love to you Sue xxx

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  15. Thank you Marja. A beautiful poem -- i need to remember follow the path to simple pleasures right now. I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

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  16. Heard about the earthquake this morning, hope you guys are safe! Speaking mostly tongue-in-cheek here, but what is New Zealand's policies on taking post-election refugees from America?

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    1. Thanks Beach We are all safe. About emigration As far as I know you have to follow the normal rules and apply https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/live-permanently If you come in depends if their is a need for your profession here and other.

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    2. http://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/ Here you can check if there is a need for your skills

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  17. Ik kwam even kijken hoe het met je was na de aardbeving, maar zie hier boven dat jullie veilig zijn.

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    1. Dankje Marieken Met de schrik vrijgekomen Een heel mooi deel van NZ vernield maar gelukkig zijn er veel ongelukken gebeurt

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  18. Marja, i hope you get well soonest. That path above seems very inviting especially because i want to take photos of those living things there.

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  19. Glad you're ok. I do hope the cleanup doesn't take forever for you guys.
    What a lovely poem. You certainly have a way with words.

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  20. Hope you are feeling better, Marja, vertigo is no fun!
    What a wonderful poem! Very philosophical and of course there is so much truth in it. Trouble is, wisdom rarely comes without experience and experience is usually gained with increasing age. Thus mistakes are made, only to be corrected later... Happy are the ones who learn quickly through little experience and become wise soon!

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