A Winding Path

A Winding Path

A Poem by Brandon Wilson

This poem is about mentors we have in life and how people in our lives teach us as we move along.


I walked along the winding trail

No passersby did I see there

Along the sylvan path I went

The air crisp and the weather fair


And sitting by a stream I found

A rather old and weathered man  

The look he had of old wisdom

A face wrinkled by sun and tan


His look invited me to sit

His eyes old and filled with kindness

So with him did I pass some time

And learned much from him in silence


I saw in him my path ahead

A long and winding road before

Times of pain also mixed with joy

Things on many a distant shore


After a time he turned to me

And I understood what he meant

I had learned from him what I could

On my way by him was I sent


I never have forgotten him

Although I never knew his name

Now I sit in the shade waiting

An old man now have I became

© 2013 Brandon Wilson

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oh ! so it seems that you are an old man eh? hihi... well i always say u are as young as your heart wants to be :-)

and.. forgive me for pointing this out... (i have a bad habit doing this ) but i think the last line has to use "an" not "a" old man....

Posted 8 Years Ago

Brandon Wilson

8 Years Ago

Im actually 18 but it fit well, thanks for pointing that out.

8 Years Ago

wow.. so u r not an old man... but u are writing a poem from a different perspective... thats really.. read more
Brandon Wilson

8 Years Ago

The idea was that in life we have mentors, weather it be teachers or family or friends who teach us .. read more
i really like this alot, could feel this

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Brandon Wilson

8 Years Ago

Thanks you, always nice when people can relate.

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Added on January 28, 2013
Last Updated on February 2, 2013
Tags: Path, Mentor, Life, Time


Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

Asheville , NC

I just recently began venturing into the world of writing and would like to develop my ability's and create content I can share and be proud of. I enjoy juggling and being outdoors. more..