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There is still a long way to go

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By Moharif YuliantoPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
There is still a long way to go
Photo by eberhard 🖐 grossgasteiger on Unsplash

The sun dips low, a fiery, fading ember,

Casting long shadows, a day-ending reminder.

We stand and watch, the twilight's gentle sigh,

A pause for reflection, beneath a darkening sky.

The road behind us, a dusty, winding line,

Marked by milestones, etched with victories and decline.

Mountains climbed, their peaks kissed by the sun,

Valleys traversed, battles fought and won.

There were moments of triumph, flags held high,

Tears of joy glistening, beneath a clear blue sky.

Victories savored, dreams held close within,

A feeling of progress, a journey to begin.

But etched beside the triumphs, scars remain,

Reminders of hardship, whispered in the rain.

Wrong turns taken, bridges left unbuilt,

Hopes dashed to pieces, dreams left unfulfilled.

Fatigue weighs heavy, on weary hearts and feet,

The weight of expectations, a burden bittersweet.

Voices whisper doubts, a chorus in the night,

"Have we come far enough? Is the goal still in sight?"

We yearn for solace, for a comforting embrace,

A moment to breathe, to find a resting place.

But the road stretches onward, a ribbon yet unfurled,

A promise of something greater, waiting in the world.

There is still a long way to go, the whispers softly say,

Forests yet to navigate, mountains yet to slay.

Challenges await, hidden in the mist,

Unforeseen hurdles, lessons yet to be kissed.

The path ahead, shrouded in uncertainty's veil,

A tapestry of choices, a story yet to be hailed.

Will fear hold us back, with its paralyzing grip?

Or will we rise courageous, from doubt's relentless trip?

But courage isn't the absence of fear, we know,

It's facing the unknown, letting our spirits flow.

It's taking that first step, into the coming night,

Embracing the darkness, with a flickering inner light.

For within us resides, a strength we may not see,

A wellspring of resilience, waiting patiently.

The lessons learned, the scars that mark the way,

Have forged a spirit stronger, with each passing day.

The journey is long, but we travel not alone,

Companions by our side, their presence like a home.

Shouldered burdens shared, laughter echoing clear,

Love's unwavering flame, banishing all fear.

We remember the stories, whispered down through time,

Of those who dared to dream, who dared to climb.

They faced the unknown, with unwavering might,

And carved their paths to glory, with a burning, guiding light.

Their legacy inspires, a fire in the soul,

A reminder that greatness, waits to take its toll.

We may stumble and falter, but rise again we must,

For in the striving, lies the greatest form of trust.

So let the road ahead, hold its unknown surprise,

Let challenges arise, beneath starlit skies.

With each step we take, with each mountain crossed,

We become more than travelers, but warriors at no cost.

For the long way to go, is not a curse to bear,

But a canvas for courage, a story yet to share.

It's the journey itself, that shapes who we will be,

A testament to resilience, for all the world to see.

So let us raise our faces, to the moon's ethereal glow,

And with renewed determination, onward let us go.

For there is still a long way to go, and that's the beauty untold,

The distance yet to travel, makes our hearts more bold.

Elegy

About the Creator

Moharif Yulianto

a freelance writer and thesis preparation in his country, youtube content creator, facebook

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  • Esala Gunathilake2 months ago

    The long way is nice.

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