Don’t Follow

Don’t follow my footsteps
but learn from my paths
blaze your own trail
even if yours
isn’t new
uniquely wrapped in you

Take note of where
your footsteps lead you
see the differences
from day to day
renew your path
every minute hour day

My path is my own
as yours is your dream
while dreams may diverge
side by side we can travel
even if miles between us stay

Let no one chase
your rainbows away
no matter what they are
capture your rainbows
bottle them in a jar
carry them in your heart

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3 thoughts on “Don’t Follow

    • Thank you. I’m glad you liked it. Wouldn’t ever presume to think of anything as good as Longfellow… but it is nice to know that it touched you.

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