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Day 17 | April Poetry Month Challenge | The Great Adventure

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'The Great Escape'.

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Day 17 | April 17th | The Great Adventure

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Apr 20, 2020

The Great Adventure


Who are you that wander along this trail?

With such a lost and lonely look behind your eyes,

It is hard to believe that this life-to-you hasn’t failed.

You drag your feet through these mark-ed trials

And still you’re more lost than you had ever began.

Look at me, with those eyes so full of mistrust and glare,

Who hurt you with such a harsh hand

To give you a reason for that stare?

Come, off that beaten path you wander so alone,

This world was never meant to bring you such sadness;

Now tell me, for friend-to-friend we have grown

In such a short time, on such a wild ride, what madness!

Sit a while,…


Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 19, 2020

17. The Great Adventure

Ships sway precariously amid ocean waves

Orders shouted and canvas sails unfurl

Watching to exact how nature behaves

Captain leads us as we travel the world.

The peak way above rocky cliffs towering high

We place one foot carefully in front of the other

Breathing shallow thin atmosphere up in the sky

The trek leader is trained for what we discover.

Long days on treed trail stretch into vast plains

Solid wagons and horses carry plenty of gear

Heading west seeking fortune staking new claims

Wagonmaster guides our journey nigh on a year.

Alien spaceships and meteors collide

Unfortunate explosions, an intergalactic race

Be sure to fly colors to clearly take a side

Or forever orbit…


The Great Adventure

Saw her from across the room

I took my chance beneath the moon

Our eyes met

I felt myself sweat

I heard my heart pound

The only sound

I took a chance

Hoping to get a dance

She took my hand

A success I normally couldn’t land

We cut a rug for hours

For our next date I showed with flowers

Three years of love

My heart soars like a dove

We meet at the altar

There is no way I could falter

She is a sight

All dressed in white

Vows before family and friends

A love that will never end

Another year joy

We welcome our baby boy

Together with my wife

We built a…

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