“The new year is approaching, and with a dream in my pocket and following my heart, it is down the path I shall venture” on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )

Christmas has passed but the spirit remains with New Year and Destiny appearing on the horizon…

The new year is rapidly approaching
As I contemplate the tomorrow,
Leaving some memories filled with happiness
A few memories filled with sorrow.

I peer out my window
At a winter world..cold and bleak,
A world of conflict, anger and hate
Mortals are suffering as I speak.

But we have a dream
Martin and I,
That one day there will be peace
No more mortals will die.

And there is hope
Of a world filled with love one day,
A wish that could come true
For hope is the last to die…they say.

Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice… you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
Of what or who they wish to be.

So I peer out the window
Not with sadness, sorrow or fear,
But a heart filled with a dream
That everyone.. has a wonderful new year.

Decision made, with eyes on the horizon
It’s down the path least traveled I do venture,
Excitement fills the air, a smile on the face
Looking forward to a great adventure.

So my heart’s compass is pointed to the horizon
Sails set full, safe harbor fading in the distance, a faint glow to eye it seems
And with a pocket full of memories, on the horizon are my dreams, you see
So down the path least traveled I will venture, with spirit born free
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Hello Diary,

Christmas day has passed, got a few presents from Santa, and managed to evolve from the day relatively unscathed.. 🙂 a peaceful day as I relaxed and browsed the memory banks titled “Christmases Past”… I remember one Christmas as I were preparing dinner and I heard a noise.. It seems that little Bree (Jack Russell, passed away a few years ago)…

bree and car

Encountered the Christmas mouse among the packages…

I was working on dinner
When there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the kitchen
To see what was the matter.

I ventured to the living room
And there, among the presents, I did see,
Standing nose to nose, paw to paw
Was the Christmas mouse and little Bree.

With spatula in hand, ENOUGH, I yelled
With a voice so loud and clear,
So that the Christmas mouse and Bree
Scattered to the winds, far and near..

Then it was back to the kitchen and the turkey
No thoughts of sugar plums, dancing in my head,
But thoughts of a Christmas TV dinner
Cooking in the microwave instead………
( Larry “Dutch” Woller,)

The three of us managed to survive that Christmas day relatively uscathed also.. 🙂 coming back to reality, what does one get when one has too much idle time on ones hands and mixes mini-marshmallows and graham crackers…

smores ingred

In a microwave oven for 15 seconds, one would ask?.. S’mores Galore!!!!.. 🙂

smores galore

Well, I had better bring my rambling to an end.. the New Year and Destiny is on the horizon and I need to seek them out.. but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

“ I am currently attending the School of Life, learning more about the universe and me… and Graduation Day will be the day of my funeral and it is then I will know if I failed or I succeeded and graduated”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller), soooooooooo it is on down the path I go following my dream..

20 thoughts on ““The new year is approaching, and with a dream in my pocket and following my heart, it is down the path I shall venture” on the path least traveled…

  1. Hi Dutch,
    Loved both of your poems. With each new year we wish to have a world where our future generations can have a peaceful life. But I guess the more we are financial safe, more tech savvy, with a lot new inventions…the more we are stressed,living on pills and a lot aloof.

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    • Thank you for stopping by!!.. yes, you are right.. but I believe it is up to the individual to choose that path they wish to take, thought many wish to follow the crowd… 🙂
      As Douglas Everett said; “There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” (Douglas H. Everett)… 🙂
      You have a wonderful new year (and rest of this one) and hope it is all that you wish for it to be… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your wishes come true
      Your spirit know only peace
      Your heart know only love and
      Your life’s journey know only happiness
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind wishes!!.. 🙂 hope you have a most wonderful New Year filled with happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!. 🙂

      May your wishes come true
      Your spirit know only peace
      Your heart know only love and
      Your life’s journey know only happiness
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thanks for visiting and your wishes!!.. hope you have a wonderful New Year and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂

      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      May your wishes come true
      Your spirit know only peace
      Your heart know only love and
      Your life’s journey know only happiness
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!.. I am humbled that you feel so highly about my thoughts, however, I do not write for nominations or recognition so I shall respectfully decline the nomination… 🙂

      Thank you for sharing a part of your world and hope your new year is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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      • Your right, the recognition is nothing, but actually non of us writes for recognition but it’s alright to loosen up and have a little fun, the awards are not just to recognized but to help recommend other blogs that we find amazing and might be helpful to others and to get to know each other a little bit better. I beg you to reconsider otherwise I do respect your decision. May blessings follow you always😊

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. hope you have a wonderful holiday and New Year filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. you and yours have a wonderful new year ( and every day) filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

      Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. hope you have a wonderful year and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your wishes come true
      Your spirit know only peace
      Your heart know only love and
      Your life’s journey know only happiness
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

      Liked by 1 person

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