Traveler’s Chosen Road

The unsure traveler’s feet touched the road with force

Deflecting the inner rage of desperation on a concrete road

Heavy boots with frayed edges, from many wayward walks

Carrying the shameless past of stomping over other’s dreams

Sole imprinted with the dirt of various misdemeanors

Even the leather has lost its sheen from neglect and suffering

Being obedient to care for the feet, in spite of vagaries

Traveler’s temperament entangles between the boot laces

Frayed clothes faded by the overexposure to intense heat 

Misshapen but clings solemnly due to master’s preference

Arrogant and brawny, every muscle is willing to revolt

Someday, the road will be not enough to move ahead in life

A cul-de-sac awaits somewhere around the corner

A wrong turn and the arrogant apparition will have no choice

It will be an abrupt retirement from the misdemeanors

One day the frail body will scream for reconciliation with life

Wishing, if the feet, with heavy boots, had taken a different road©

4 thoughts on “Traveler’s Chosen Road

    1. Thank you for sharing your interpretation on this write.

      A poetry can have many interpretations, so no worries. 🙂

      Here, I meant the choices in life and the journey which is a disappointment, as a consequence.

      Every action of our leads to a consequence, thus, this weary traveler. 🙂

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      1. Ah I see. Yes, I can understand. It’s natural to relate the words and sentiments of a writing with one’s own experience.

        And that you were in the Air Force for two decades serving the country with pride, is awesome.

        Always wonderful to meet people from the Forces. 🙂

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