Gathering Stones – Creating Alternate Paths

Gathering Stones …

Circle of Stones - The Paths We Create

She’s gathering stones
Mother Nature’s scattered bones
lining her path, to somewhere
unknown

She crawls along on her hands
and knees
wondering if she’ll reach the sea…
wondering if she’ll find some clarity

People pass…
but they have no eyes, to meet
only the stillness of stones
pressed beneath indifferent feet

She travels far
to greet some kind of an end
only to find herself-
in the place, she first began…

So, she’s gathering stones
Mother Nature’s scattered bones
lining her path, to somewhere
she can grow.

Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty.

I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys.

Thank you for visiting.

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Melissa Hougard

I have always enjoyed writing as a creative and healing outlet. Although I am not a formally trained poet, I have found a natural inclination to explore its remarkable power and beauty. I gravitate towards rhyming verse, free of any constraints, and strive to create an experience through sound, flow, and imagery. I am a writer at Allpoetry.com. and a proud Mother of two beautiful boys. Thank you for visiting.

8 thoughts on “Gathering Stones – Creating Alternate Paths

  • April 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    Sometimes going back to the beginning can give you an added clarity that you were lacking in your initial voyage. Words of wisdom so masterfully written Mel. Nice Work~Paul

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    • May 1, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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      Thank you Paul, so glad that you enjoyed it. Appreciate your comment. šŸ™‚

      Best,
      Mel

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    • May 1, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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      Yes Phyllis, we all must find our own way. Thank you so much!

      Best,
      Mel

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  • April 29, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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    Lovely thoughts and idea so well rendered Mel. And both poignant and thought-provoking, as on the road to self knowledge we do but find ourselves in the end, what we are and have had at the beginning. This is a circle of life, we struggle and go full circle to know what we already had at the beginning. Which incidentally proves the journey itself the only true importance in life. Great work Mel. I love it!

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    • May 1, 2017 at 10:37 AM
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      Thank you Tony, yes, I nearly titled this ‘Circle of Stones’ I do so agree, the lesson is always in the journey. So glad you appreciated this little brevity.

      Best,
      Mel

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  • April 29, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    Mel, your poetry is always a pleasure to read. This is no exception. We all need to gather stones and follow their path through life.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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    Thank you John, so nice to hear you enjoyed this. Appreciate the read and comment very much.

    Best,
    Mel

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