This is the journey and growth of a young woman’s sentiments on war, peace, politics, and life. Take or leave what you will from this collection; my own thoughts, heartfelt at the point of teenage creation and reflective at the adult crossroads now reached. Think of the troubles our world has faced, those we have created and resolved, from 1984 to 2015, and you’ll have the map ready for our little trip. These poems are designed to stir debate, thought, and empathy. If they encourage your own journeys in and out of the potholes of life’s roads, then my work here is done.