Hero’s Return

You would think it would be all triumphal on the hero’s return. But actually, this is a really tough stage of the hero’s journey. You go back to ‘sort of’ normal. Except nothing ever will be normal again. But you need to build a new normal.

Hero's Return

You can never go home again
once you have been away.
It's just a bit scary to those who stayed.
They don't know you anymore.
They have not seen what you saw.
They don't know what to say,
do not wish to imagine
what adventure's trials wrought.

Sometimes
with luck
there will be one who recognises the spark
who shares your pluck
who will then set sail with you
to new horizons
who will build you a home
in both your hearts
who is your return in hope and love.


Copyright © 2019 Bee Smith. All rights reserved.

Featured image: Photo by Gabriel Bassino on Unsplash

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One thought on “Hero’s Return

  1. So Beautiful!!! And so very true. I can relate to this on so many levels, and my Epic Irish odyssey is amongst them. And along with every stage of my healing journey this too, is also true. Its especially great timing, as its like you have been n my head this past week- thanks for journeying along with me. This is also going up on my wall, to remind me when I get those moments of doubt when I write- I am the one who has done the journey, no one else has done this journey for me, and my story needs to be told 🙂 ❤ Thanks you

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