“What if this road……decided not to go home after all”
Posted: January 24th 2019 | Posted in Funerals
I may well hold a growing repertoire of poetry and literature but I still learn every day, from the growing number of people who google away finding their own readings for the Funeral they’re arranging.
A recent family I worked with asked for this particular poem to be included in their service. I’d never come across it before but it’s so beguiling. It gets the message across of loss and death, in a way that’s utterly mesmerising.
What if this road, that has held no surprises these many years,
decided not to go home after all;
What if it could turn left or right with no more ado than a kite-tail?
What if its tarry skin were like a long, supple bolt of cloth,
that is shaken and rolled out,
and takes a new shape from the contours beneath?
And if it chose to lay itself down in a new way;
around a blind corner,
across hills you must climb without knowing what’s on the other side;
who wold not hanker to be going, at all risks?
Who wants to know a story’s end, or where a road will go?