Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey

Inspirational or Funeral Poem

journeyroadWhen I first read Life is a Journey, I approached it as a funeral poem about the cycle of life. Now, I believe the poem can also be shared as an inspirational poem emphasizing the lines, We see that victory lies not at some high point along the way but in having made the journey step by step even though mistakes and hardships are met along the way. It is what we do with our life experiences that makes our life meaningful…the journey.  As a funeral poem, the following funeral poem may be shared as a bereavement or inspirational poem offering words of condolence to those grieving for the loss of a loved one.

Life is a Journey

Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey:
From childhood to maturity
and youth to age;
From innocence to awareness
and ignorance to knowing;
From foolishness to desecration
and then perhaps to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or
from strength to weakness
and often back again;
From health to sickness
and we pray to health again.
From offense to forgiveness
from loneliness to love
from joy to gratitude
from pain to compassion
from grief to understanding
from fear to faith.
From defeat to defeat to defeat
until looking backwards or ahead
We see that victory lies not
at some high point along the way
but in having made the journey
step by step
a sacred pilgrimage.
Birth is a beginning
and death a destination
And life is a journey;
A sacred journey to life everlasting

~ Author Unknown ~

About the Author:

Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy…loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

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