Travel Far

As you travel far and venture wide
Expect the tide to ebb and flow, the ride
Of life won’t always go the way you want
And though you may not know the reasons why
Yet still you must try and fail and try again
For when you learn to rise and fall
To compromise your dreams and go on dreaming
You will find that life rewards you
In unexpected ways, on days when you are down
When the road is tough and you’ve had enough
You will win, because life’s just like that
It’s fickle, when it’s not a flood it’s a trickle
And you must navigate the twists and turns
The chills and burns, and the longer you do
The stronger you get, you let life teach you
As you learn to be lost and follow your star
As you venture wide and travel far.

Wayne Visser © 2023


Life in Transit: Favourite Travel & Tribute Poems

This creative collection, now in its 2nd edition, brings together travel and tribute poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between / In transit / Between coming and going / Between staying and moving on / Between here and there / And what we call home / What we call settled or contented / Is merely a resting place / A station for refuelling / A nexus for reconnecting / A junction for changing direction. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.