Poetry By Chuck



The Long Road Home

Its a long road back along the trails that I've walked
Across mountains through canyons right to this very spot.

Now that I've arrived, and I'm sitting here alone.
It makes me wonder just why I left my home.

There's been so many troubles plague me along the way.
So many things wrong on so many days.

How do I find the right words, the right words to say;
"I wish my next footstep would find me home today."

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Author's Questions/Comments
Everyone experiences troubles in their life.  But, can we ever really go "home", again?


 artis on Jul 25, 2004, 10:01 p.m. 
Art is and will be eternally revealing: 7723 critiques, 1275 poems.

torn down and turned into a golf course, but it was projects that I lived in, ahh well if I play the eighth hole it allowsmeto putt right through the area my house sat on.....I wanted to go back, but you can't go back, because it's gone...
time rearranges, an old familiar face or place changes, and moves on...it moves on...Artis  

 Touchof1der on Oct 30, 2004, 5:13 p.m. 
Seduce my mind and you can have my body 16138 critiques, 258 poems. 

My most fondest early memories would have be back from when I lived back east... in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. As an older adult... Hmmm... I'm thinking, or perhaps hoping, that I haven't created those just yet. This way I still have something to look forward to.  I like this. This is a wonderful reflective piece Chuck!     

siren singer on Apr 13, 10:30 
Live, Laugh, Love 45 critiques, 31 poems.

thank you for joining my contest, this piece is short yet descriptive thank you for sharing


Driftwood on Apr 13, 1:18 p.m.  
O, God, thy sea is so great & my boat is so small. 326 critiques, 69 poems.
Verdict: Bravo!!!

A very well written and very touching write with so much power within so few words. Outstanding job on a wonderful piece of work and I congradulate you on it and wish you the very best of luck in the contest in which you have entered. Keep penning, this one is a keeper. Gary  

 smoking gun on Apr 13, 9:48 p.m.  
the dog you kick today-will turn and bite you tomo 437 critiques, 142 poems.

love the write, this reminds me of me, I have writen two books on poetry and published them, have been writing about twenty years, this is one of the better poems I've read, you're a winner in my book, great job all around--smoking gun  

vsutton 41 minutes ago 
326 critiques, 15 poems. Currently online.
Verdict: well done

A very well written and very touching write with so much power within so few words. Well done.Good luck to oyu in the contest.
Best wishes,

superstition 36 minutes ago 
251 critiques, 23 poems. Currently online.

This is a really nice write, and it really brings that picture a lot of life for me. Lots of emotion packed within.

"I wish my next footstep would find me home today."

That is an awesome way to finish. Nice thinking line. Sometimes you don't know how well you have it until you can't go back where you came from.  

 karaharapriya 36 minutes ago 
106 critiques, 7 poems.

The last line was so poignant. Home is where everyone wants to end up. Very nicely done. The image of a journey and the sadness of leaving home is beautifully conveyed. We make decisions impulsively and then regret.  

 Amber Silverhair 35 minutes ago 
21 critiques, 6 poems. Currently online.

I found this an excellent piece of writing. One can always go home. It is realising where "home" is that we seem to have problems with. Going back into our past is another matter.  

 grannyeri 35 minutes ago 
I can do it. 12158 critiques, 44 poems.

So simply stated, yet so profound in its deep meaning. Picture goes with this so well- where did you get this shot from? Well written.  

 C-Matha 17 minutes ago 
33 critiques, 5 poems.
Verdict: marvelous

Wow, that was short but so well said. It is so hearfelt, very very nicely said. A worthy contribution to the contest, I wish you the best of luck.