Poemetry by T.A. Barnhart


the road to hell and all that;
i know. but,
before i can stand up
and move through this world
doing the things that matter to me,
i need some idea
of where i’m going
and what my reason is
for the going and the doing.
my intentions are good
because they are mine,
freely chosen,
worthy of committing my life to.
no one intends to walk to hell
on a smoothly paved road,
not when it’s so easy to get there
by doing absolutely nothing.

©TA Barnhart June 29, 2021