WHERE YOU AND I WILL GO by Jeffrey Littrell

 

there is a place where you and I will go

of golden-hued meadows, where clear, blue oceans flow

where sunlight quickly dries the gentle rain

absolving us of all our sins and pain

 

with laughing children singing nursery rhymes

families remember cherished times

a million miles above, there shines a bright, majestic star

and everything between is just the miracle we are

 

I’ll take your hand when we finally reach this place

that doesn’t know addiction, poverty, or disgrace

and with each beat from our hearts we will derive

the answer to the mystery of why we were alive

 

to love each other is our only task

to help raise the fallen and not wait for them to ask

along the path of righteous truth we’ll go

to this wondrous place where you and I will go

 

This poem is written for my friend, currently serving a 3 year sentence at the Indiana Women’s Prison at the IDC. What is life without timeless love, the dream of a better place, and redemption through the remarkable strength of the human spirit ?

 

“At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe. “

– Bruce Springsteen

 

 

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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