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Posted: September 2nd. 2004 12:08:40 AM

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Take the Journey (3 of 5)

by Angelwick

Age Group: Adult

As he walks the murky, tree-lined corridors
of the dark forest, he realizes it's not as
bad as it appears from the outside.

Many days have passed since he accepted
the mysterious invitation to enter the gates to
the unknown.

He has nourished the fruits from the
trees when the dark forest has them to offer.
He has quenched his thirst from the rivers
and streams and crisp ponds and lakes
as they pass through the dark forest.

And punishment does not follow any good deed.
Just as it shouldn't.

He has made a choice to leave his past behind him.
It is still a part of him, yes. But it has little influence
on him now.

He has left all his friends behind.
They wait for him at the entrance to the dark forest.
With the mystical powers among the branches of
the trees of the dark forest, he is able to call
any of his friends, his true friends, and they
will be standing at his side in an instant.
No matter how deep within the darkness he is,
they will be there.

Only those friends who allowed him
to enter the mists of the unknown are
able to enter with him upon his call.
Those who made futile attempts to force
him to conform to their needs wait
helplessly in the meadows of their own lives
While he endures the challenges within
the dark forest.

However, the dark forest does allow
others to enter the mysteries of its corridors
as it sees fit.

When it does, it calls to them.
It is up to them to enter or not.

Upon entering, they may choose to take a
different path.
Or they may take the same path he has.

All who are within the vast unknown are able
to help each other in their challenges upon
their call as well.

They help each other as they journey
on toward the light deep within the
tangled branches of the dark forest.

And the journey continues...

Author's Notes: Our own fears often delude our perceptions. Our subject had decided to take the risk to enter the Dark Forest, and has been rewarded and taken care of every step of the way. Sometimes we have to release our fears and put our past behind us in order to move forward in life. Sometimes even our friends (and family) can hold us back from things we feel we must do. But true friends, nay, true love means to be supported thru whatever we do, even though they may not like it sometimes.

By now, it should be known that the Dark Forest represents any possible future decision, perhaps life-changing, of which we to not know the full and total outcome. We're never required to go down these dark and mysterious paths. As the saying goes, the only things guaranteed in this life are death and taxes... and you can cheat on your taxes (though I don't recommend it) .

Author's Location: Custer Park, Illinois
More Poems: Angelwick has posted 11 additional poems- View them?
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