The longest road

The longest road

There’s a road which runs to your mouth from your brain

Where there’s so little to lose but so much to gain.

These measly six inches can seem at times like infinity-

Sometimes they can cost you your life or your sanity.

The cost of holding back in saying what’s on your troubled mind

Can guide you to become emotionally crippled and lovingly blind.

The many road blocks established on this very tiny track

Can make moments fade away that you will never get back-

“I don’t know” “I don’t care” “whatever” or just mere silence

Obstructs this tiny path leading more to inward violence.

Stuffing down thoughts and feelings not allowing passage from the brain

Is actually in its own sense the definition of insane.

Its such a very short distance but such a long road-

At times like an overburdened traveler waiting to unload,

We carry these burdens forever, until we let them out,

Or they stagnate in our minds which leads to more doubt.

These barriers, these blocks, are of our own making-

We’re unable to see the end, of the road we are taking.

And fear or shame or pride or whatever it is which assists in the construction

Of these self assured road blocks which lead to our destruction-

Are the true obstructors of our God given abilities and humanity,

Which keep us driving on the endless road to this insanity.

To avoid the pitfalls of this sometimes seemingly endless route,

Is as easy as it is as just opening your mouth.

Let truth and love be your guide and you won’t steer wrong…..

And this very short road will not at all seem so long.

Joel Prickett


Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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  1. Hey dude. As a fan of “spoken word” performances, you REALLY need to consider doing this in a video. Your descriptive words and the passion you could bring to this piece would be amazing

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