CW: Where Are You Leading Me?

There is no prompt to this piece. It is just something that came to me during one of my recent walks.

For the longest time
I looked for a way out
of a maze.

It was dark and cold
and I was stuck there
for what seemed like forever.

So many times I would turn left
or right
and find myself
right where I started.

Or in a dead end.

But I made it out!

“No more mazes!” I prayed.

“Follow me,” he says.

I take a few steps forward,
and before I know it –
I lose him
in the thick of the jungle.

“Where are you?” I call out.

“Just ahead of you. Keep going,” he replies.

I move forward
but am not sure
which direction his voice came from.

“Why are we here?” I ask.

But, he does not answer.

As I walk in farther
into the jungle
and it gets even darker,
I plead for him to stop.

Suddenly, a hand extends
out from in front of me
and I take it.

Through the darkness
we walk together,
but I still have no idea
where we are going.

The ground is uneven
and I trip often,
yet he does not stop.

“I am not going any farther!” I lash out.

“We are almost there,” he says in reply
and yanks me forward.

Clutching his hand tightly,
I find myself in a forest clearing.

The moon shines so brightly!

And I can finally see –
“This is beautiful,” I whisper,
knowing that this is exactly where
I am supposed to be
right now.

He knew that before I did…

And yet –
when he calls on me again –
I waver.

I am afraid.

Darkness envelops me again
and I trip
and I fall.

I bump my head.

“Where are we going?” I ask.

No reply comes
only a hand extends.

“Where are you leading me?” I follow up.

His smile is the only reply.

“You know I will not lead you astray,” he says after a while.

But it is hard to follow
blindly,
instead of lead
with a flashlight in hand
and take charge
of your own ship.

But when the waves pick up
and they smash
against the side of the boat,
I wish someone else
was the captain
that would give their life
for mine.

I am not sure if this is a complete piece yet, so I might come back and edit it one day.

Stay golden,

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32 thoughts on “CW: Where Are You Leading Me?

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  1. Interesting that at one point He yanks…
    He never yanks me. He lets me drop His hand and whispers in my heart. “Do you want to stay here or take my hand? We will go together.” Then I cry a little bit and grab His hand again.

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    1. While I appreciate your kind words, never feel like you ‘should.’ You’ve got enough of your own issues and I really hope you get out of this in good shape. My current issues are mostly self-created, which just make me want to yell at myself. Anyway…

      Thank you for being here as always and stay golden!

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  2. This is lovely. I’m tired of free-form poetry, and I STILL like it. I’ve felt all the same things–I think every serious believer has at one point or another. So it’s very relatable.

    And I think everything can be revisited. Robin McKinley retold Beauty and the Beast–again–even though it was her breakthrough novel. But this is moving as it stands. : )

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  3. I heart this, it perfectly captures our journey through life, we might act like we know where we are going (Or not know where we are going) 🤣 but we still get somewhere which turns out to be surprisingly where we need to be whether leading or following and of course not being alone in the maze of life
    … It’s complete and yet incomplete at the same time and life too is like that our stories never complete until we close our eyes to never open them again and even then what comes after… we never really know.. Another maze?

    ~B

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    1. Nope. I have no rhythm whatsoever. I have no idea how people come up with original melodies. Using existing melodies with different lyrics is also quite hard for me… I mean – I excell at everything! How about you? Do you sing?

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