Yosemite 6

Christy Wisdom

United States

Hello people! What to say? I'm a Christian girl. I like to write. I write tons of poetry, some short stories, and other things.
I like
NARUTO
Imagine Dragons
LOTR
Harry Potter
Agents of SHIELD
Artemis Fowl
My Hero Academia
God bless you!

Message from Writer

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort. - Jane Eyre

Not all those who wander are lost. - Lord of the Rings

I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. -C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Things to know about me
1. I'm a Christian.
2. I'm Pro-life.
3. I do not put any swearing (oh my gosh included) into any of my stories.
4. I will not put any sex or nudity into my stories.
Thank you to all who have supported me, and feedback is always welcome!
Also, if you comment on a piece of mine, I will generally respond to it at some point.

the wanderer has no home

April 29, 2019

FREE WRITING

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walking on a dusty road
the town behind me
horizon ahead
sea beside

the salty breeze 
caressed my face
and the sun shone
so softly 

i met a traveler with a
walking-stick in hand 
tattered cloak billowing and
ash-brown locks falling into his eyes

where are you from
he asked and i replied
i am from yoru 
the town twenty miles behind me

i am going on a trip
and will not return
for a long time but
it is my home and i will return

what about you
i returned 
evidently you have traveled
longer than i

for your cloak is worn and
lines are sun-etched
into your face
where do you live

he smiled
almost wistfully but 
who was i to know
and with a small shrug 

he said
i am a wanderer
i have visited places
you will never see

i have walked the deserts
and traversed blue oceans
i have lived everywhere
but have a home nowhere

i have many friends
i have yet to make
and many more
i will never see again

but i am a wanderer
and i have no home
to return to 
no place to love 

i possess only the
clothes on my back and the 
necessities and mementos 
within my knapsack

and he told me he felt
free as a bird
but i looked in his eyes and saw
a slight shade of pain

he knew i knew
and he smiled again
but this time tinged with sadness
and bade me farewell

for we knew we would never
meet again
for he was a wanderer
and i had a home to return to 

and a parting song was in his throat
as the breeze tousled his ash-brown hair
and he walked his weary way 
to towns i would never see

he sang of meadows and
forests
of thunderstorms and
rivers

but what i remember
most
were the last verses
of that mournful song


i have met many people
over these long
long years
but for all the friends i ever made
i never saw them once again
never
never in my happiest dreams
could i ever see them once again

and though i have passed
through forest and
over mountain
by river and by brook
i never had any place to call my own
never
never in my happiest dreams
could i ever have a place to call my own

and so i smiled and
waved goodbye
all those years ago
on that dusty road

but deep inside
i felt like crying 
for the weary wanderer
doomed to roam
 

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8 Comments
  • Christy Wisdom

    Thank you!


    6 months ago
  • Skyler Marks

    This is absolutely beautiful!!! I love how you develop such a sad and longing feel.


    6 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Yeah, definitely :)


    6 months ago
  • AbigailSauble

    Ooh ... makes me tingle all over with sadness ... sometimes I feel like a wanderer ... but I know God will always call me back home again. =)


    6 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    thank you!


    6 months ago
  • Dmoral13

    this is good. kind of reminds me of a prose poem I did called 'the wanderer and the navigator'


    6 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Thanks!


    6 months ago
  • Johanna

    The story you tell through this is so sad and beautiful


    6 months ago