Life's Mystery Road

Walter Kielbowicz 1954 (Northampton, MA)



Life's Mystery Road

Let me show you the moon with all of its light
    Let me show you the stars that glow in the night
We let them guide us from heaven above
    But not all understand the message of love
The stars try to tell us what heaven may hold
    But not to believe all we've been told
The moon tries to guide us on mystery roads
    Past forests and swamps and croaking of toads
Thou night be not day and day not be night
    We may not listen to those who are right
This road of travel is full of surprise
    Till we open our eyes and see the sunrise
We may not understand the stars and the moon
    As opposite as they are from our own high noon
Watch if we may as close as we can
    For our very existence, it's where we began
Our journey of life as we know it now
    And answers to questions, do we know how
To share life with others, not borrow of lease
    For our guide be above us, let's live in peace
                         -----Walter Kielbowicz-----

About this poem

Published in the book "Beyond the Stars" in 1995 and winner of an Editor's Choice Award by The National Library of Poetry.

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Written on October 21, 1994

Submitted by WallyK on November 28, 2021

Modified on April 21, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X AABBCCDDAAEEFFGGHHIID
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 978
Words 188
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 1, 21

Walter Kielbowicz

My name is Walter Kielbowicz and I live in Hatfield, MA. I graduated from Smith Academy in Hatfield. I was introduced to poetry in my freshman year. I am putting together my poems for a book of my own soon. I have some (4) Editor's Choice Awards and was also elected to the Hall of Fame on January 6,1997. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    A great poem, gets us thinking and gives us appreciation ! You only get out of this world, what you put in, be a giver not a taker !
    I give many thanks for our fellow poets ! Think on and create your masterpiece !
    Maybe a laurate in the future ? 
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • kabishahinalam
    beautiful
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Please consider sharing more with us :)
    LikeReply 12 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    This poem is deliciously magical!
    LikeReply2 years ago

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