Footsteps to Beyond

I often contemplate the many metaphors for our voyage through this temporal life: ships crossing rough seas; trains chugging up mountains; footsteps in the sand.  What gives momentum to our life’s journey?  What guides our life’s direction?  Where did we begin, and what will our destination be?  What are the roles of God, of pain, of choice?  Whatever your travels, may they be blessed.


Wingtips and heels
traversed that chasm
the last train car
and the train station
just as the forward motion
and the locomotion
its unnecessary steam,
as their movement along
the tracks,
over hills and through forests and farms,
crossing that chasm,
to beyond.

Rabbit Lane: Memoir of a Country Road, b Roger Baker, is now available in print and for Kindle on Amazon.


11 thoughts on “Footsteps to Beyond

    1. Roger Baker-Utah Post author

      Sorry to be cryptic, Patsy.
      Wingtips and heels = men and women = the human race, all on the same journey.
      We have traveled on the train, i.e., through life.
      We show faith to step from the train onto the platform, using our own locomotion to move onward.
      Our footsteps now take us into the beyond, to continue our journey to unknown destinations, but still destinations chosen by us and our steps.
      Does that help? Thanks for reading.


  1. The Twentysomething Social Recluse

    I love the way this poem is written – I find it very calming. I am at a crossroads in my life as well, so it really resonated with me. Thank you for sharing, as always!

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    1. Roger Baker-Utah Post author

      Thank you so very much. And thank you for reading so many of my poems. As you contemplate the many possible directions your life can take at this moment, I pray for you to have discernment regarding which path will help you become your highest self. I have a feeling you will find it, though it can (and perhaps should) take time.

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