Journey or Destination | Poetry 101 Rehab: Place

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Journey or  Destination”

A safe place?
None on Earth, except
within you.

Do not measure out
your years with teaspoons, but by
bold dreams and broad strides.

Don’t regret what you
have done, but what you dared not
undertake for light.

Neither journey nor
destination, but who you
become by road’s end…

“Journey or Destination”. Copyright © 2016-01-12, by Lizl Bennefeld.
All rights reserved.ev

Written in response to Poetry 101 Rehab, begun by Mara Eastern,
now hosted by Andy Townend. Prompt: Place.

Having lived in the same town for most of my life, with allergies and chemical sensitivities that limit my mobility, I have limited experience with physical places. Each place (and person) comes with its own hazards. Who of us is ever truly safe? At any rate, for me, “place” is more an internal than external concept and the place where life is lived.

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