Sunday, March 11, 2012

Magpie Tales - A long way come

So Long

From here
to there
And back again.

A long way
So very long the trip
To here.

So much further
to stay
or go.

She reached out
I looked back
there I laid broken.

Oh it was going to hurt
to return
but I knew I must.

I had so much further
to go

J. Binford-Bell
March 2012


  1. i am glad the other was there reaching back...and dont we all have so far to go? smiles...

  2. Life's journey, full of twists and turns .. I enjoyed your poem.

  3. Yep, it's a journey...

    And no one makes it out alone.


  4. To me this feels like the journey from life to death. Someone there waiting, but you choose to go back to finish business here in this world. What I very moving write. Oh, pun not intended.

  5. I based this on a near death experience I had, Other Mary. I was severely injured in a skiing accident. This woman standing in the light in the trees seemed very familiar.

  6. This is amazing Jacqui! So glad that you are still here with us sharing your words and journey. :-)

  7. This is very cool, especially the bounce between stanzas of forwards, backwards, evocative of a turning head. It worked very well.

  8. Excellent write Jacqui and so pleased you returned to tell it!

    Anna :o]

  9. sometimes when we are home we want to go home

    depth of field

  10. Was it confucius that said " a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step "? . By the way i love your artwork.

  11. Oh, yes - your verse speaks to me loud and clear. And aren't we all in that journey from/to here/there? Sometimes too long, then perhaps, too futile. And never knowing if it's worth it. I'm glad there was someone to reach out, though.


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