Symmetry of the Odyssey – Free Verse

Odyssey

Odyssey

Symmetry of the Odyssey – Free Verse

where ever is that place now gone
in the ages that have moved on
the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now …

no crying for places or the past
but wonderment and curiosity
the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now

countries where I once lived
no longer exist … they’re just gone
the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now

geography has changed constantly
people are gone I know not where
the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now

houses torn down, cities abandoned
ideologies, certainties, faith all gone
the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now

reflections of my life long-lived
memories of times and places
are the symmetry of the odyssey
that has been my life
from birth ’til now.

Written for Poetry Prompt #2 – We Drink Because We’re Poets – The places we are

15 thoughts on “Symmetry of the Odyssey – Free Verse

  1. The journey of life is marked by all these losses… and yet the breath continues to blow in and out as shall as it is that we press upon this earth.
    Tender and heart-felt writing. 🙂

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    • Ciao Eric…yes it is kind of scary when you think about it. I’m not sure there has ever been an era quite like ours for change. Thanks for dropping by.
      Ciao, Georgia…and speaking of change…nice new avatar!

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    • Thanks Barb. Change really has been my whole life, born into a military family I’ve rarely known anything else, so it’s probably the better part of wisdom to accept that. I’m glad you find it inspiring…makes me smile!

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  2. Beautiful language bastet, I could feel both longing and peace, as well as playfull imagination from trying to weave images of those places and people and what would be of them now if they were still around.

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  3. Ah Georgia, read this a few times and just love this. We have seen so much change and you and many who have travelled have lived much change. Thank you for sharing this…I have heard so many say, “countries where I once lived
    no longer exist … they’re just gone” well said, my dear. I need to share and reblog this:)

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