Many years ago, I was awakened in the middle of the night by the first verse of a poem — which would be called "DETOURS" — as it was blossoming in my head:
This was such an unusual combination of words, that it took me by surprise. I scribbled down the phrase quickly so it wouldn't disappear when morning came. Later in the day the remaining verses tumbled out a little at a time, until it had materialized into a whole poem.
To me, the initial verse says that as we're going through the passageway of life, we sometimes get "snagged" into situations that are hurtful or unhealthy ... like "splinters."
It's important that we stay conscious in our journey and grow from our experiences, so that we don't blindly repeat old patterns over and over again.
(insights) from each "lesson," we'll discover that they are, in reality, important GIFTS that turn up in everyone's life.
ask questions of ourselves, like:
BECAUSE THERE CAN BE NO ANSWERS
UNTIL THERE ARE QUESTIONS.
"mistakes," we will see that their purpose
was to mirror crucial information back
to us ... thereby deepening our character
and moving us towards our life's potential —
Here's the poem: