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 11 Years Ago

Brandon Wilson

11 Years Ago

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

11 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

11 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 11 Years Ago

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Brandon Wilson

11 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..