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The Journey

by | Nov 25, 2019 | Bottom Right Box, Voices of Davidson

(Marguerite Williams photo)

The Journey

I began a journey some years ago.
I started off scared so I started off slow.
And every time I turned my head
to see just how far I’d gone,
I grew stronger for the climb;
And then I journeyed on.

I found people and places I’d never known.
Became something more. Oh, how I’ve grown.
And I learned that grass is not always greener
In someone else’s lawn. And not everything is bad.
And then, I journeyed on.

I learned freedom is mostly a state of mind
And people with sight can really be blind.
The early bird may get the worm
but the dawn still turns to dark.
So, I decided to sleep ‘til noon.
And then, I journeyed on.

I made some friends and they made me.
I found my comfort in company
Of people who refused to judge
or say just what I wanted to hear.
So I became a better person.
And then, I journeyed on.

I met a savior and I found peace.
Self worth increased and I felt complete.
Then I laughed at what I’d been.
And I wept at what I’d been.
But, I pulled myself together.
And then, I journeyed on.

Kristen Feighery

Kristen Feighery is a self-taught folk artist, originally from southeastern Kentucky. She spends her days painting anything not nailed down (and some things that are), chauffeuring one daughter to sporting events, having tea parties with the other, and writing a blog.  She's also married to a rather large Irishman and has a pub in her house. Really.

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