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Winding Walk in Newstead Wood

On a winding walk in Newstead Wood,

I saw the road Frost travelled,

the long and coveted path to happiness.

As I wandered the winding walk in Newstead Wood,

with Ipod on, playing The Seekers songs, I sought the greater good.

Demon voices lured me in, both internal and external,

though to walk the road less travelled, it’s hardly going to be simple.

Finding many obstacles, exploring different paths,

vision obscured by signposts.

How I’ve learnt less than most.

Wandering in the winding wood, calling out the names

of those before, thereafter, who hardly know no shame.

The gossip’s woeful whisper, the child’s gleeful laugh,

all come to me in spirals along the long and winding path

 

About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.

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