2019 Day 17 – Map

Why did you think I’d tell you where to go?
I only show what is and isn’t there.
The path is yours to choose, you know.

With every step you take the choices grow.
Take this road or the next – why should I care?
Why did you think I’d tell you where to go?

I show the hills, but not the ice and snow,
The wolf that waits for you to reach its lair.
The path is yours to choose, you know.

I make no judgements. Let the record show
That I was never biased or unfair.
Why did you think I’d tell you where to go?

No matter if your journey’s fast or slow
I let you trace your passage through each square.
The path is yours to choose, you know.

Follow your heart, or trust the dice you throw,
Or travellers’ tales or Tarot cards or prayer.
Why did you think I’d tell you where to go?
The path is yours to choose, you know.

 

Notes: “Today, I’d like you to challenge you to write a poem that similarly presents a scene from an unusual point of view.” If a map could talk…

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