The Map

You wanted my heart

You took it for a ride

Across the country side

You said you would take me places that I’d never been before

And you did

Places that I didn’t want to go

You showed me sites that were precious to you

They made no sense to me

You whispered to me to come closer so that I could see what you were pointing at

No matter how hard I tried to see it, I couldn’t

I didn’t see the beauty in the things you found fanciful

I didn’t stand in awe at the things that took your breath away

We travelled the country together

You showed me the terrain

You protected me from the rain

But the roads travelled

Were reminders of the many choices we are expected to make in life


At cross roads

That I didn’t want to make with you

The way you held the map was complicated

The way you read it made no sense to me

It was upside down

It needed to be turned around

If you’d only known

To read the signs

The map might have been more helpful

In guiding us on our journey

But maybe not

Because the sites that took your breath away

Did nothing for me



  1. kdavisfanclub

    Very good, Jennifer, I can relate to this. I tjhought ‘I didn’t stand in awe at the things that took your breath away’ was poignant and reflectively inspiring, I was momentarily in a reverie! Best wishes from Baldy 🙂

  2. teeceecounsel

    Wow! I love the creativity in this piece.
    Your post reminds me of the popular adage that says; “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.”
    To enjoy the beauty of life, we’ve got to evaluate our experiences and relationships to know what paths to avoid and those to keep taking.
    “An un-examined life is not worth living” -Socrates.
    Beautiful post. Quite thought-provoking! 🙂

    • Jennifer Writings of a Mrs

      Hi Russell!

      Well now in retrospect I’m glad he didn’t! I am happily married and he is in a long term relationship! We learn a lot from those we spend quality time of our lives with don’t we?

      Thank you for taking the time to share.


  3. justmadstuff

    Wow. That was a beautiful piece of poetry. I’m a fan of your poems. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog ! 🙂 I hope to write as good as you one day 🙂

  4. iamcherrylemon

    Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I like this poem, it kinda reminded me of a similar journey of mine. But I am glad and thankful that we are now facing the same direction and travelling at the same pace.

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