dVerse~ poets Pub
So, the prompt today is to write a poem
arising out of the notion of a trip—
This poem was inspired by the movie Into The Wild.
The story of Christopher McCandless' travels to Alaska on a personal journey.
The last line was a quote taken from his journal and really the culmination of his "trip". If you've seen the movie, the scene where he writes this in his book
is nothing short of life changing. It's an amazing story.
When the adventure began it was simple
a solo flight into finding the self.
A trip into the wild, the desert, life
destination truly unknown.
It began upon a road less travelled
the easy way was not how this would go.
There were mysteries great and small
and an endless array of wonder to behold.
This journey was about postcards
along the way.
It was pictures that would end up
in the pages of books.
It was about journals and thoughts
and slowly coming to terms.
It was about rediscovering
or maybe just discovering.
At stops along the way
connections were made.
Once formed, testing the
limits of the resolve.
Pushing ever forward
in the quest unto the self.
Nothing could ease the pull
of moving on.
The point was to be free from restraint
to be apart of everyone and everything.
But in the end the lesson came down to just one thing
“Happiness only real when shared.”