The Guy On The Road

The Guy On The Road

A Poem by Paul Bell

 

Nobody cries for yesterday

Not me, not you

Only the dead on the hill

Walk in the night

 

In this foolish world of lies

Where buildings mourn

And the world drowns

It was then

 

It was in that moment

I realised

You were maybe everything

I needed

To make my life complete

 

On this crazy journey we call life

Every road has an ending

People stop and touch you for a time

Sometimes you’re grateful

Sometimes not

 

In the light of the house

You may see me looking in

The guy on the road

Finally realising

You were maybe everything

I needed

 

The guy on the road

Wishing you happiness

On this crazy journey we call life.



© 2017 Paul Bell



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a lovely write paul on what is just that a journey from birth to death.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

As long as it's a long journey.
andrew mitchell

2 Months Ago

its never long enough in mind only!
'Time' doesn't remain the the same! Time changes..People change...Priorities change...And so does the feelings.It is so strange that the person meant one's whole world an year ago, is present only as memory today...Alive, yet not alive...Dying, yet smiling...We never know what tomorrow holds..And true, lives always bout moving on, taking the next step, and not moving backwards...And true, what's meant to be, will be, no matter what. But if it's not destined to stay forever, it never will!

And true, sometimes all we can do is leave everything on its own, just wishing the heartfelt adieu to the one who left, unaware of how it feels to watch a loved one go, but then,it's not worth regretting and missing what's gone... Because the truth is, it will never come back!

I loved how you beautiful conveyed this message in your intensely sad, and realistic poem.

I applaud you for writing such a piece, Paull😊 sometines it is writing like these that hepllos one a lot.

-Saumya

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

So true, Saumya. Too many people look back to what might have been. It never works.
Saumya

2 Months Ago

I agree...It is so maybe because intially it is tough to move on.

You're welcome, Pau.. read more
Maybe, maybe not. Life is full of missed chances and possibilities. What could have been, we'll never know. Its cruel and sad but who said life is fair? Your words touch such a chord. Loved it!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

If only we just took time to stop. Oh well.
wonderful poem !!! extremely relatable. life is indeed a crazy journey and despite those ' mouring buildings' and 'a drowing world' we all have that one person who we realize we need the most. despite everything just crashing down beside us, there's always someone who is perfect for us. but even that sometimes abandons us. well that's live for us.
good stuff. loved the poem !!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

So true Pia, sometimes what is in front you, is what you needed to begin with.
This is brilliant Paul. I can really relate to it - especially the penultimate stanza - only realising what was lost, too late.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

We always realise we're to late at the end.
This is awesome! I love your carefree way of expressing yourself, playful, but always with serious undertones. This message is so relatable, I think we all have had some people like this along our journeys & it just couldn't be a constant thing, but so memorable, for only a short time. You've written it loosely so it fits everyone's individual life experience in this vein. I love this one! (((HUGS)))

Posted 3 Months Ago


barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I'm definitely the beneficiary here . . . my neighbor shares his extensive woodcutting with me, ~ ha.. read more
Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Is grizzly Addams your dad.
barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Pretty close . . . (((HUGS)))
I love this!
Very true to many in reflection
and thanks for sharing it.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Thanks Josie, glad you liked it.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

3 Months Ago

:)
Wonderful insight.
'You may see me looking in' hopefully, in time, with fond memories. I don't think any of us ever really get what we want, because me missed it when it was there. But regret does not have to be negative, as you say 'wishing you happiness', and then just carry on with that crazy journey! May the road rise up to greet you.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

The road is doing great. Great Aunt Astri.
Great Aunt Astri

3 Months Ago

I am so glad.
Wistful words, filled with regret and longing...lyrical and musical..."You were maybe everything I needed"-repeated and so touching.."The guy on the road wishing you happiness"-realization, redemption. Master-Class work my friend.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Annette Pisano Higley

3 Months Ago

Hi Paul, I'm on my way to an alligator barbeque. ..Patriotic Gunshots fill the air...I guess I'm not.. read more
Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Do the alligators know about this barbeque.
Annette Pisano Higley

3 Months Ago

They never saw it coming Paul....just joking of course. Hot dogs & hamburgers only.:))
i had all i needed once, but didn't realize it...it' s the way it works out sometimes..we realize too late...and when we look in through that window...we see what could have had...and once did have.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Paul Bell

3 Months Ago

Hindsight. They must give it to bright people.

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