Ahead the road lay like a long, straight line.
But it was only an illusion.
There were subtle rises and falls,
Bigger hills and valleys.
Turns to the left and right,
But always, without fail,
The road returned to its path,
Pulling us forward, onward,
Closer and closer to our goal.
It made me think of my life.
How uneven it was, its fits and starts,
Twists and turns,
Many unplanned and unwanted,
Yet always pushing me forward.
I do regret the things I’ve done that pulled me off course.
I wish I could go back and erase
The mistakes I made.
Things I said that should have been left unsaid.
Things I did that should never have happened.
The rises and falls of emotions that caused me
To think and feel in extremes.
The wrong turns that pulled me asunder,
Forcing me to fight against the tide
In order to get back on course.
I’d like to say I’ve learned from my mistakes
And that now I follow the straight road
That lies ahead.
But I know that the job is never finished
And that forces unbeknownst to me
Will pull me away from my target.
I just hope that I’ll always be able to
Jump back in the right lane.