What seemed right and what felt right
Pulled in two quite different ways;
I drove into the desert ‘neath
The unforgiving rays
My heart, it wanted change, to get
A new life, a new start;
My mind said, “Everything is fine.
Don’t listen to your heart.”
For life’s responsibilities
Had greatly weighed me down;
The desert spoke of dying things
Of ghost lives, and ghost towns —
I drove for the entire day
And as the sun was setting
Decided I should stay the course
And that I’d been forgetting
What my life had been like before.
Once home, as I undressed,
I kissed my sleeping wife
And settled down to take some rest.
My instincts haven’t always
Been the greatest friend to me:
For if I listened, I’d have lost
All my reasons
(“To Change My Life…?” – 12-16-2014)
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Beautifully written! Sheen.
Thank you. Best decision I ever decided not to make.
This is a very moving poem. thank you.
Thank you very much.
So sweet and true…
Very nice! 🙂
Remote worlds that fade, while few remember, here it’s the desert uplands and the sandhill country. Love the way you close in the final moments to the poem.
Thank you… it was an emotional day, hard to put into words.
Very beautifully composed. Loved it!
I appreciate it, thanks.
You’re welcome 🙂