Meandering Creek (Haiku)

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Meandering creek

Whispers softly as it flows

Eternal journey

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

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I Am Not A Wise Man

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I am not a wise man,

Questions–I have so many,

A seeker am I.

No–this is not a complaint.

My path is profoundly worn,

Worn by ancestors

All belonging to my tribe,

My brother humans.

Neither the first nor the last;

Others will travel this road

Leaving blood and sweat

As markers of their journey…

Of this I am sure.

I take solace in this fact

That I’ve not ventured alone.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Modern Magellan

Modern Magellan,

O’ how I wish to explore

Beyond my country.

Sheltered by America,

I long to breach its borders.

There is so much more,

More than our brief history,

Our moment in time.

The lands of our ancestors

There–just a voyage away

…Maybe someday.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

This Road

This road,

Long,

Winding,

Uncharted,

Devoid of footsteps.

I am a trailblazer,

Adventurer,

Explorer,

Magellan.

I am a father,

Husband,

Friend,

Lover.

I am a fighter,

A force of nature,

Brutal in defense of those I love,

Unrelenting.

I am kind,

Generous,

Sympathetic,

Compassionate.

I am living,

Doing the best I can,

Grateful for all I have,

Hopeful for all that I want,

This is the life journey I must walk alone.

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Dormant Hopes

Dormant hopes plow headlong into the day

Exposing what should have been embarked upon long ago.

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Fear and trepidation are expelled by confident reserve

Earned through years and experience.

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Age’s limitations are banished

Realizing that age holds no boundary on dreams.

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To succumb would be to admit paralyzing defeat,

This would be unacceptable.

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Imagined consequences only serve to inhibit

Stunting our ability to progress toward true destiny.

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For there is no failure in the journey made

Only in never having made the journey

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~