No particular road

She stands undecided in the fading light of day

Looking over an overgrown path or a straight, simple way.

The sun tints her hair a rosy golden hue

As she peers down each path choosing what to do.

She glances behind her and tosses a saucy smile.

“Shall we take the easy path or hike for several miles?”


A lump catches in his throat and his mouth goes suddenly dry

When did she become his life, someone for whom he’d easily die?

“I’ll take whichever path you think is best

As long as I can go with you on life’s endless quest.

Be my partner and my friend, my confidant and mate.

Tangled paths or easy roads- together, let’s bind our fate.”


And so she put her hand in his, her face radiant, eyes aglow,

“As long as we’re together,” she said, “I don’t mind which way we go.”

Ā© Sara Ackerman, 2017

31 thoughts on “No particular road

    1. Thank you. I was inspired today by my husband. He was holding my hand in church. A simple act, but one that even after almost 13 years together, means so much. Glad you enjoyed it!

      1. Sometimes, it’s those unexpected simple but greatly appreciated acts of love and affection that simply make your heart pump, love grow and eyes shine. I’m so happy for you Sarah. That is special indeed šŸ™‚

    1. Thank you and to you too! I’ve been thinking of you and wondering how your holiday was but have been very ill and nearly hospitalized because of it. The spirit was more than willing but the flesh was all too weak. I’m looking forward to getting back on, reading some of my favorite blogs (yours is the top of my list) and doing some writing. Happy New Year!

      1. Happy New Year. I’m very sorry to hear you were so ill. Especially at a time when, if you celebrate Christmas and New Years, you want to be part of it all. I’m looking forward to you being back. You are very dear and I’ve missed you. Hopefully, you are greatly! improved! My heartfelt prayers go out to you. May the universe hear my plea for you. It makes my heart flutter knowing you’ve been unwell. Please get better, quickly! xoxo

      2. Thank you. I’ve missed our conversations too. I hope you had a great holiday with family and friends. Looking forward to interacting again and seeing what everyone had been up to.

      3. I had a lovely time. My son very generously bought me an expensive heat/vibrating chair which is beautiful, comfortable and eases the pain on a daily bases. The theme for gramma seemed to be warmth as I got 2 electric blankets and 2 pair of slippers, bluffy and warm too. The family was together for Christmas day and then my daughter and 3 of the 4 kids went to LA. They are according to pics having a spectacular time. One grand had to work and was going to fly down and join them, but had her passport stolen so couldn’t go. Being with one teen and friends has been a full time job!!!! phew, who knew! lol. My son and I enjoyed New Years together as we’ve done for years and it was really lovely. Hope you managed to have some memorable moments during the christmas season as well.

      4. Sounds like a great Christmas! It’s nice to be spoiled and it seems as if you’re family delivered! I did get some good news. My editor sent back edits and said this story (the third in the series) was they best yet and that she had very little to do in the way of edits.

      5. Aw, thanks so much for the nomination. It means a lot coming form you, someone who I find to be inspiring and cheerful and always fun to talk to.

    1. I’m glad you’re able to see some again. I just rated WordPress and mentioned some of the problems I and others have been having. Hopefully that will help.

      1. I rated them as well, mentioning the issues I’ve had. Hopefully with everyone receiving this form and expressing concern, they’ll take them more seriously. I’m so relieved as I didn’t want to lose you. I’ve lost others and I have no idea where they went to. I can’t find them through FB Twitter or plunking in their name or blog. Hopefully they will know it’s not through lack of trying.

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