in honour of those who have…
I achieved where many others failed –
I’m satisfied though many others aren’t.
My path told me to walk the path I could
And led me away from the path I can’t.
And sacrifice instructed me to stay
As loss, oh loss, would lead me to succeed.
Certainty would meet me along the way –
My flower’s blooming from my garden’s seed.
From the camping ground to caravan,
From the beach-head to the sea, I’ve been
Taken on a path; my very own.
From the safety of a nucleus
To a nucleus of mine – come walk
With me on my path – I’ve built a home.
(a snippet from an as yet unpublished poem, ‘I built a home’.