Almost lost

We almost fell from grace
that day we took the path,
we always walked for granted,
We almost lost our way
that day we strayed
and dared
to call for cairns to lie,
to lead us further
to the peaks above.

But as we followed this
our pride
the fog around us
settled into droplets,
weighing our robes with grief
and suddenly we found ourselves
huddled at the precipice
asking for a guide to lead us further,
when deep within
we knew the only way to go
is back.

And as a sudden breeze
divide the clouds we see
how far below the meadows
where we once had slept
still call us back
we see the cairns
that led us to this
the tipping point being
can lead us home again
and now as one
we gently bless the path
to lead us home again.

Mish hosts dVerse poetics and ask us to write about hope in desperate times. I chose to work with a metaphor.

10 responses to “Almost lost

  1. Your poem has brought me to tears. We have traveled so very far from the meadows.
    “now as one
    we gently bless the path
    to lead us home again”

  2. If only your prophesy can be attained, because we are near the brink, and there are dark forces pushing us to the edge; hope can be our dominion

  3. I was very moved by this poem. So much truth in these words….
    “and suddenly we found ourselves
    huddled at the precipice
    asking for a guide to lead us further,
    when deep within
    we knew the only way to go
    is back.”

  4. How many times have we almost lost our way and then found it again, or been found? I enjoyed your extended metaphor, Björn, which reminded me of a Kaspar David Friedrich painting, one with fog on a mountainside, I can’t remember the title. Thank goodness for the sudden breeze!

  5. A strong metaphor, Bjorn! I know the prompt wasn’t intended to be political but i can’t help but think this fits American politics right now…

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