A Lighted Path

In a whimsical contest

to see who could circle the world

a bright light appeared

a colorful path unfurled

Jumping aboard

the colorful path

an optional choice

not knowing how long it would last

The adventure began

competition left behind

so many mysteries

excitement to find

Crossing each continent

observing deserts and trees

so much wildlife

flowers filled with bees

The people were fun

inviting me to learn their culture

each was unique

cities and agriculture

The path took me to the stars

each telling a story

some very bizarre

others full of glory

At the finish line

the race is over

having circled the world

living life slower

The light path disappears

the sky is dark

now am wiser

than I was at the start

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce





  1. What a lovely poem with the perfect image to boot! Do you ever write on Medium? It is a perfect place for your poetry, and you might even make a few bucks! There are tons of publications and plenty of them are for poetry.

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