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The Wanderer

The Wanderer

A Poem by LastMonth

Carving your own path is terrifying, but the other option is worse.

He left his home at the turn of an age,
His family shed no tears, his soul empty of rage,
Chased away, rather then left by design,
Alone he would march, followed by the moon's lonesome shine,

At first he felt heavy, and then his steps grew light, 
Nothing lasts forever, not even the loneliest of nights,
All that he loved, all that he knew, 
The place he was born, the place where he grew,

But some things were just, not bad nor were they good,
They were the way that they were, just as they should,
One could not argue with the traditions of the past,
And to leave his home alone, he would not be the last.

Stars showed him the way, crickets sang to ease his pain,
There was no time to mourn, there was so much to gain,

Look behind he did not, 
For he knew it to be for the best,
This was not some cliche, nor was it some test,

A new home awaiting to be found, eventually he would,
It might demand a fight, but he knew that he could,

For when you grow old, home lessens in size,
it is then you must leave, it is then you must rise.
His mane was yet thin, and his neck did not hide,
But he would carry on, one day he will make his own pride.

His eyes remained calm, though his heart was boiling inside,
What if there was no hope for him? What if everyone lied?

A shake of his head, a thrust of his paw, a grin on his maw, a tail in his tow,
This lion will search the world for his path,
And the world will embrace the lion tightly, close to his heart. 

© 2016 LastMonth

Author's Note

I usually write stories that are not directly about me, or my feelings,
But someone told me it's good for your soul.
I'm leaving home, not today, not tomorrow.
But I'm leaving for a long time.

Moving to Australia, for quite some time.
I guess I just wanted to share how I feel.

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I love how you write LM. I love your prose and and I love your poetry. The mixed emotions came through really strongly and I feel actually very excited for you. What an adventure! I love these lines:
But some things were just, not bad nor were they good,
They were the way that they were, just as they should,
Very emotive writing LM. Your rhyming style is spot on the way you use the language to show us a story and make us feel the emotions makes it so much better! Brilliant! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


7 Years Ago

Thank you for the review Adronicus. It's appreciated,
I'm glad you liked that line, I was ver.. read more


pure emotion and beauty in this...

well written.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Oh wow. For a moment, well until the end, you had me thinking it was a human. I really liked that twist. I was picturing a young man all along not a very big cat. Loved it!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Last Month - Sometimes when you take that first fearless step forward, you leave your fractured fears, terrors and dooms behind just long enough to take that second. Kinda brings out the Lion in ya and will make you roar....all the way to Australia! LOL. Nice work LM. Namyh

Posted 6 Years Ago

I hope that your move to Australia is nothing but a positive step in your life. I can understand how terrifying a move that could be; leaving your foundation behind and hoping your "house" still stands strong. Family is such a deep foundation that no matter how much time passes, it will always be there to hold you up. Great write, my friend. You never cease to delight with your writing :-)

Posted 6 Years Ago

Like I have said before, I love your writing because they either take an unexpected turn, or delight you with a thrill. Exploring life intrinsically and extrinsically is not only challenging but constitutes so much weight that you do not realise it unless you share some of it with universe, the ultimate acceptance of the stars as guiders is something so archetypal, I love it that you've captured it, a new home, a new land, a new idea to achieve, a new phase to conquer, and in the end, I suppose we all will be fine.

Amazing read, captivating, I love our move from dark to light, to solemn. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

I love this poem :) It's strong and simply beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago

A beautifully written poem that certainly stirs emotion in the reader. I appreciate, respect and admire your candor and honesty. Your poem reads off the tongue so easily - wonderful rhythm. Great imagery too. I feel hopeful after reading this. And I am hopeful for you as well that your adventure from here on, as much as it is daunting, proves invaluable to you!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Insanely powerful piece brother. You word usage is amazing. Thank you, I really enjoyed reading this.

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

You're very welcome. Thank you for stopping by my friend.
This is beautiful. It's simply beautiful. I have ni ther word to describe it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Read the whole thing in one breath. I'm loving this, a beautiful way to share your feelings-

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


7 Years Ago

Much appreciated.

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Added on July 30, 2016
Last Updated on July 30, 2016



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