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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Long Way Home by Emma Thacker

 


The Long Way Home

I went the long way home today.
Through the woods
Among the ferns
Brambles leading the way.

I went the long way home
Peaceful birdsong
Scented leaves
A calmness for me alone.

A rare treat to cheer me
Greenness as far as the eye can see
Flash of silver birch tree
Mind roaming free.

I took the long way home this time
A sweet illusion
Clearing confusion
There is such a fine line

Between calmness and chaos
Between darkness and light
The everyday fight.
The road so close and now within sight.

I took the long way home today
But still home I must return
Life and duty, live and learn.
I took the long way home
And I am all the better for it.


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