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I made the world
           to be a long and winding road
though journey
          I knew need not be everlasting,
life is strange that way
        oh what you give is what you get
it’s the kind of experience you never
               forget

I came across fate
        knowing it to be a one way street
decisions, decisions
       heart doesn’t coincide with brain
if one way fares better than the other
        perhaps it might be nature’s way
I gaze longingly upon twilight grey

I sometimes wonder
   is it better to be alone cause nobody
can hurt us that way
     one way love, one way relationship
need I anything more to say
       I know soon they opt to disappear
              where

It’s then I discover
             one way or another life goes on
remember the secret
   of happiness is to stop worrying over
what’s beyond our will
  I gaze outside the window and rejoice
as an infinite spectrum
    of possibilities beckon along the way

 

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Posted for ‘Poetics’ @ dVerse Poets Pub

and on ‘Tuesday Platform’ @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I think that in real life there are really very few one-way roads… there is always another road, we just have to look for it…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

    2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

      Great with a revisit

      1. Sanaa says:

        Thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❤️

  2. Erbiage says:

    Ah dear Lady, your heart is pure, follow it and you’ll never go wrong. Beautiful words as always.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Eric 😀 so good to see you!❤️

  3. I’ve encountered some “one way” personalities & relationships; no thanks one those options. “You want to hear God laugh, make a plan” So true. I like this piece of yours–it rocks the prompt & conjures hope eternal. I found myself nodding yes at every stanza.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn 🙂 I enjoyed writing this one, so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. Grace says:

    One way street or one way relationships – just the way things are. Maybe its for the best. But always think of many possibilities ~ I like the hopeful end Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  5. Frank says:

    I liked your different approaches to “one way” which fits the sign.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Walter marks says:

    I hope I find the right way. If I’m pointed in the right direction, I need only stay on course, (I hope)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Walter 🙂

  7. Bev says:

    No path less traveled? No choices? Bah humbug on one way signs. I want one that says STUDY YOUR OPTIONS! This is a great write … and evocative as well!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Beverly 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (I want that too!)

  8. Janice says:

    I like the feelings of acceptance and seeking in this and the poem’s conclusion: “I gaze outside the window and rejoice as an infinite spectrum of possibilities beckon along the way.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Janice 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  9. Mish says:

    A different style of writing for you, I must say….and I like it. I think we have to construct our own paths to arrive where we want to. You summed that up nicely in your last stanza …full of hope!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    “I gaze outside the window and rejoice” Yes to be a witness. This is the best way to be in life. Love this flow of words Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. What an interesting and thoughtful piece motivated from a sign. The last stanza is the gist of life! Loved it 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  12. metaphysical meanderings through the signs – an imaginative take on this theme
    and love these lines:
    “I came across fate
    knowing it to be a one way street”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Beautiful! I especially appreciate these words of wisdom:
    “remember the secret
    of happiness is to stop worrying over
    what’s beyond our will”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww!❤️ Thank you so much, Linda 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  14. lillian says:

    So well done….all those thoughts that pop up with the sign “one way”….and your circular, almost stream of consciousnes related to these two words. As I finish the poem, I’m reminded of the Serenity Prayer….that includes the words (not exactly quoted), God grant me the power to change the things I can and to accept the things I cannot and the wisdom to know the difference.
    Excellent post 🙂 I enjoyed it very much!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 😊 so glad you enjoyed it ❤

  15. Well written. This created in me an image of one sitting down and reflecting about the road ahead.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Martin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  16. Tarang Sinha says:

    Good one, Sanaa!

    ‘Is it better to be alone cause nobody
    can hurt us that way’

    I like it! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Tarang 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. Kerry says:

    Such a wealth of wisdom so generously shared.

    Thank you, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  18. Echoes of The Beatles in that first stanza, Sanaa, in the long and winding road, made me smile. I also like fate – the one way street. But the most touching lines for me are:
    ‘I sometimes wonder
    is it better to be alone cause nobody
    can hurt us that way’,
    which seems to come straight from your heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Fireblossom says:

    They do say that as soon as you stop pursuing/wanting whatever it is, it will come to you. Although I have found it to be true often enough, it seems perverse as well. “Don’t want it anymore? Here ya go!”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Shay ❤️

  20. Jim says:

    I love this, Sanaa. "One Way", a hard realization to make. But then, is it really that way. Let's take another way not posted and see what is in-between.

    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. kaykuala h says:

    I sometimes wonder
    is it better to be alone cause nobody
    can hurt us that way
    one way love, one way relationship

    Very clever way of seeing life in the practical sense which normally happens to most people!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Hank ❤️

  22. Fate is such a trickster at times and can be hard to swallow. I wish I could be as wise as the person in your lovely poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bekkie 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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