Crossroads by Lynn White


I’m standing at the crossroads,
looking each way.
Then deciding
which path to take.
One way leads to paradise,
or so I’m told,
but how to know
or when,
or where
I will find it.
Will it be
along the way,
or at the end of the road,
or later still,
after I’ve moved on.
How to know.
Are there be clues on the surface?
On the smooth tarmac,
or in the ruts and potholes,
or yet deeper down.
And what of the other roads?
Who can say whether paradise
can be found there as well.
Perhaps it can be anywhere,
down any road,
if I can only see it.

© 2019 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal.

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