After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
P.O.V : Christopher Johnson McCandless
I stared at the sky which shone so bright,
Shades of orange and red till the end of light,
And still my eyes were fixed on that view,
waiting for that red to turn into shining dark blue.
And then I closed them and there came my past,
Fast but without the rush,
Ample water but it couldn’t quench my thirst.
Maybe I yearned something which many dreamt,
But I wanted it more than what most kempt.
And then two roads parted as I looked at the sky,
And obviously, I chose the path less travelled by.
I knew it would be hard,
And life would take its toll,
But I also wanted to jump off that cliff and fly,
And I knew it can’t come without a fall.
I try to breathe in all that I could,
I think I am addicted to it,
Hope that this comes by with some good.
I see the glimmer of the ocean,
Love it when it turns me blind,
It is that moment when it all comes back,
The real form of happiness,
The one which is easy to earn; hard to get.
And now again I am at that cross-roads,
I wish it ends like the one with the boat.
But now that I cross my heart and hope to die,
I say it again and will say it million more times,
I am happy with how it has turned out to be,
For the beats I’ve skipped and kisses I’ve kissed,
And I hope that they remember me for the life I’ve Lived.