Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice
By the end of the journey the wanderer is not the same,
Changed by burden and circumstance, fate and chance.
All paths go astray, and we fall weary by the wayside,
Unable to go on until one skin is shed, another grown.
The Winter Solstice is the right time to end a journey,
A time of rest and contemplation, life’s longest night.
Awakened and renewed by the rise of a rejuvenated Sun,
A new and different person, we begin another journey.



About Jerry Johnson

Curmudgeon. Bird hunter and dog trainer. Retired journalist and college public relations director. Former teacher, coach, mentor. Novelist and short story writer. Husband, father, grandfather.
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2 Responses to Winter Solstice

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    May the road rise with you Jerry.

    Regards Thom

  2. Thanks, Thom. Wishing you a rewarding journey through the new year as well.

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