A man lives a normal life
Devoid of of great mishap or strife
When suddenly a call rings out
As adventure spreads all throughout.
To this new occurrence he is inclined
Yet refusal and doubt cling to his mind
He’s filled with uncertainty and fear
When a mentor makes his path clear.
He receives advice and great learning
For the thrill of adventure he starts yearning
He accepts the new world, ready to engage.
And this ends the Departure stage.
Allies many he shall meet
As they stand by him, in victory and defeat
Obstacles and foes shall block his way
Courage and skill he shall display.
As he approaches a great challenge
He shall use his knowledge and talent
To fear and doubt he must not bow
As he reflects on his journey till now.
Once the threshold is crossed, there’s no return
It’s his choice to move forward, as emotions churn
He faces an enemy, or a great fear
On the line is a lot that he holds dear.
All of his ordeals make him wise and strong
As he goes against all that is wrong
Protection of his loved ones shall be his greatest urge
From the fight, as a new person, he shall emerge.
He shall wish to return, a lot he has faced
Yet in front of him his final challenge shall be placed
He shall win, he shall return a changed man
Everything shall be different from when it all began.
At home he shall be met with celebration and joy
In life his learnings he shall employ
The thorns in his path showed his true beauty like a rose
This is how the Hero’s Journey goes.