The Truth of Fences
 
The Truth of Fences

She gazes into the reflection
in her life's mirror
And sees the fences
erected both far and near
Circling her life
like the hemline
Of a flowing cape
designed by time. 
Crumbling now
like broken thoughts
Yet she smiles
at memories each brought. 
There was the fence of pity
which she destroyed with perseverance 
And the stones of fate
she let fall to circumstance.  
The barrier of unjust barriers
she banished with determination 
And the rails of misconception
she tore apart with truth's proclamation. 
The fence of loss
now comes into view,
Boards now repainted
in remembered love's hue. 
She thinks of the journeys
she has traveled,
Some she completed,
some torn and raveled.
The green paths of youth
come to her mind
As a time of discovery,
herself to find.
And the walkway through time
brought her to adolescence,
Then to adulthood... where
she longed again for innocence.
So many roads, so many miles
and so many seasons that passed
But finally, as her winter approaches
she has come to understand at last.
We erect fences when we need
to allow time to truly see
What must be done, must be experienced,
to accept what simply must be.
Now she sees the fence of lattice
and she smiles through her tears
Understanding is now open and free
to take her into the coming years.
The mirror fades and she is content
for she received that which she yearned,
An honesty of the newest fence
and another lesson she has learned.





written for the All Stars challenge
host: gentlewine (Nancy)
phrase: green paths of youth



By Myrna D.

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This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with gentlewind (Nancy) -read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with gentlewind (Nancy) -read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with gentlewind (Nancy) -read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


This Poem is part of a Challenge: - All Stars Challenge with gentlewind (Nancy) -read page for rules, info, REQUIRED PHRASE (challenge has been closed)


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